Herdsmen have attacked and killed a man and his wife at Udei branch in Mbabai council ward of Guma Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue state.
The man, Igba Faga and his wife our correspondent gathered were hacked to death on their way home from their farm on Tuesday evening.
Recall that the State Governor Samuel Ortom on Tuesday said over 70 persons have lost their lives to herdsmen attacks in the last couple of weeks.
All the deaths were recorded in three Local Government Area (LGAs) of the state; Guma, Makurdi and Gwer-West LGAs.
While confirming the attack to newsmen on Wednesday, the Special Adviser on Security to Governor Samuel Ortom, Paul Hembah said the herdsmen had laid ambush on the man and hacked him to death on his way home.
He further explained that the couple who were on their motorcycle, enroute for home had died on the spot and their remains have been evacuated by their family member for onward burial.
Hembah who describe the attack as one attack too many, lamented that the incident took place less than 24 hours after herdsmen attacked the Internally Displaced Persons camp on Tuesday, where seven persons were killed.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sewuese Anene could not be reached for comments as at the time of filling this report