Gunmen invade Benue village, kill one, injure many
By Peter Duru
MAKURDI— A man in his mid-forties was, weekend, killed by unknown gunmen that invaded Atongo village in Katsina/Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
The gunmen also inflicted bullet wounds on many others, including the deceased teenage son.
An eyewitness disclosed that the gang that stormed the village, Saturday night, on two motorbikes and a pick-up van, shot sporadically to announce their arrival.
He said: “They invaded our village late Saturday night, when many had gone to bed and several young men were still outside. But everyone was rattled by the sporadic gunshots.
“No one was expecting such because the people have been living in peace, hence the sound of gunshots sent fears into everyone and people started running for their lives. The siege lasted few minutes.
“Unfortunately, when the gang left, we later discovered that the victim was killed in the confusion, while some other persons sustained bullet wounds, including the 14-year-old son of the deceased.
“His remains have been deposited at the General Hospital, while the injured persons, including his son, are receiving treatment at the same hospital.”
When contacted, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent Moses Yamu, said he was yet to get details of the incident.
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