The incident occurred on Thursday morning when some of the farmers went to get food from their farms around Umenger Community in Guma Local Government Area of the state.
The Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Terver Akase, however, confirmed the attack by herdsmen.
He said, “We condemn this unwarranted attack, we expect that the killers will be apprehended by security agencies and brought to justice”.
This attack follows a few weeks after 24 persons were killed when suspected herdsmen attacked Omusu village in Okpokwu Local Government Area of the state.
The attack left about 20 victims in critical conditions at the hospital while food crops and houses were reportedly burnt down by the assailants.
State Governor, Samuel Ortom had called for the arrest and prosecution of the assailants.
He described the attack as unfortunate, saying such barbaric act was unacceptable in the 21st century.