The troops were said to have acted in response to the distress call made by the authority of the local government over the invasion of three villages: Torkula, Kponko and Kaseyo.
It was reported that five of the invading gunmen were killed during the counterattack.
When contacted, the Force Commander of OPWS, Maj. Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, declined making a comment on the attack but referred our correspondent to the Defence Headquarters Information Directorate.
However, Benue State Command Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident.
She said that the command was yet to ascertain the number of casualties as of the time of filing this report.
Anene confirmed that the intervention of the joint military troops averted further attack on the affected areas.