The Commander of a special military task force known as “Operation Whirl Stroke” has confirmed that there was an attack at Agatu Community in Benue early on Wednesday.

Major -General Adeyemi Yekini said in a statement that the number of people killed had not yet been ascertained but that troops had been deployed to the area to restore peace.

The special military outfit is charged with the task of flushing armed groups out of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba.

Agatu and many other farming communities in Benue have witnessed repeated armed attacks in recent years in deadly episodes blamed on herdsmen.

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