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BENUE: Deaths, injuries as gunmen open fire on mourners at a burial

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The Benue State Police Command has confirmed that a burial in Tongov District of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State was attacked in the early hours of Saturday, leading to the death of four people.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Mukaddas Garba, disclosed this in Makurdi, adding that the incident occurred during the burial of one late Tor Amaafu.

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

He, however, called on members of the public to assist the police with relevant information that would lead to the culprits’ arrest.

According to eyewitness report, the gunmen, numbering more than ten, opened fire on the mourners and killed many while others sustained injuries.

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