Suspected Fulani headsmen last Sunday killed 21 Tiv famers in Yogbo village, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.
The District Head of the village, Chief Francis Donko, told our correspondent that the assailants stormed the village at 8am, when most of the residents were in church, and killed the women and children at home.
The village head averred that the killers were armed with sophisticated weapons and burnt down many houses and two residents.
Police spokesman Daniel Ezeala, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), confirmed the incident.
But he said only one person was killed.
Ezeala added that a detachment of armed policemen had been drafted to the area to keep the peace.