"Sixteen persons were confirmed killed, including two priests", he said of the attack, which was reportedly linked to grazing rights and diminishing fertile land space.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Tuesday's slaughter of 19 Christians, including two Roman Catholic priests, during morning mass on Tuesday is both "evil and satanic".
Independent reports also have it that the killers stayed put hours after their dastardly act with no security personnel in sight until the Church youths and sympathetic others mobilized for protest, when security personnel including members of the JTF emerged in Benue State emerged from nowhere and flooded everywhere to protect the Muslim population in the area.
Confirming the incident, the Logo Local Government Council Chairman, Richard Nyajor said seven bodies had been recovered from the scene of the attack.
The victims were said to be taking refuge at the church following displacement from their communities.
He reported that the attackers wrecked havoc in three villages in Mbamondo clan on Thursday morning, opening fire on people who were asleep in the church and school.
The leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has directed its members and Christians across Nigeria to join in its planned nationwide protest scheduled to hold on Sunday 29th.
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"Christians are to carry placards with inscriptions meant to address issues about sustained killings, attacks and destruction of their property in Nigeria".
"Government should be called upon to perform their constitutional responsibility of protecting citizens now".
"CAN notes that the failure of the government to raise an effective campaign against the killings by herdsmen is the reason they have continued to kill, while there is no visible plan to pacify the aggrieved", the statement read.
The day is to be dedicated "to pray for the freedom and liberty of Leah Sharibu, the remaining Chibok girls and others still in captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists".
Nigeria ranked 14 on Open Doors' 2018 World Watch List of countries where Christians suffer the most persecution.
The attacks by Fulani herdsmen have been common in Nigeria's "Middle Belt", with most of the victims being Christian farmers.
If you would like to help persecuted Christians, visit http://morningstarnews.org/resources/aid-agencies/ for a list of organizations that can orient you on how to get involved.