Two days after Fulani herdsmen killed two priests and 17 congregants in a Catholic church in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, another 16 were on Thursday murdered in the early hours of Wednesday in Ali Agundu and Tsav council wards of Guma Government Area of Benue State.
The unabating killings and destruction of communities in the state have raised calls for President Muhammadu Buhari to quit office over his growing inability to steer the ship of state.
Mr Shawon revealed that the assailants stormed Ali Agundu, a border settlement with Daudu where two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps are located, around 2am and killed 13 persons.
While this was ongoing, another set of suspected armed herdsmen killed three people in Tsav council ward, also in the area.
The chairman said the remains of those killed were buried hours later.
However, police authorities in the state have yet to confirm the incident.
On Tuesday, suspected armed herdsmen invaded Ayar-Mbalom community in Gwer East Local Government Area of the state, killing 19 people.
The Commissioner of Police in Benue, Mr Fatai Owoseni, who briefed reporters hours later, said about 30 assailants, whose targets were the priests and the venue of a burial ceremony, invaded the community.