Thursday, December 9

Four shot dead as unknown gunmen opened fire on mourners

Four mourners were on Saturday shot dead and other injured when unknown gunmen opened fire on guests during a funeral ceremony.

According to the Benue State Police Command, the gunmen attacked and killed four mourners and injured one at Imande Abur village, Mbategh ward of the Logo Local Government Area of the State.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed this in a press statement on Sunday in Makurdi.

According to the statement, three gunmen attacked the mourners on Saturday at a wake keep ‘and shot sporadically at mourners who were assembled at a funeral ceremony.’

“Police teams within the area swiftly moved to the area but the suspects took to their heels on sighting the police. Five persons sustained gunshot injuries and were rushed to hospital for treatment but unfortunately, four of them lost their lives while receiving treatment.”

The Command while commiserating with families of the victims, assured that justice would definitely be served as detectives are already on the trail of the suspects

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