Some gunmen have killed seven members of a family at Mbamondu Community, Annune Junction in the outskirts of Makurdi, the Benue State capital on Saturday.
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The Gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen, also shot five other persons when they stormed the community around 1am.
A survivor was quoted as saying he called security operatives stationed around Adaka community but the gunmen had fled before they reached the community. He said bodies of the slain have been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre Makurdi mortuary.