Gunmen attack mourners in Benue, kill four – Independent Observers

Gunmen attack mourners in Benue, kill four

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By Andy Chukwu

The Benue Police Command has disclosed that four persons were killed in the early hours of Saturday at a burial in Tongov district of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the state.

Mukaddas Garba, the commissioner of Police in the state, in Makurdi said that the incident occurred during the burial of a resident, Tor Amaafu.

Garba said the police had commenced investigation into the matter, assuring that the perpetrators would be brought to book.

He urged the public to assist the police with relevant information that would lead to the culprits arrest.

A witness told NAN that the gunmen, who numbered over 10, opened fire on the mourners and killed many while others sustained injuries in the process.

The killing comes two weeks after a similar attack in Borno State where suspected Boko Haram terrorists opened fire on mourners and killed 60 people.


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