Terrorists on Thurday attacked the Abagena community in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue Statea, killing no fewer than eight persons.

 Those killed, an eyewitness disclosed, include women and children.

Eight other personed sustained serious injuries in the attack which took place opposite the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.

An eyewitness told newsmen that the assailants killed a man, his wife and four children among other victims during the attack.

“Some of the victims were beheaded and their heads taken away. The bushes are still being combed in search of more victims.

“The casualty figure may likely rise as three other persons were fatally shot and may not survive the injuries to their chests,’’ the eyewitness said.

The state police spokesman, SP Catherine Sewuese Anene confirmed the attack, saying that the casualty figure has yet to be ascertained.

Anene said the police had deployed personnel to the scene to forestall further attacks.