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Suspected gunmen attack mourners, kill four in Benue

Suspected gunmen attack mourners, kill four in Benue

The Benue Police Command has confirmed the killing of four persons in the early hours of Saturday at a burial in Tongov district of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mukaddas Garba, told News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Makurdi that the incident occurred during the burial of one late Tor Amaafu.




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

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

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