Gunmen have reportedly attacked Mbayatyo Mbater council ward of Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, killing an unspecified number of mourners.
Daily Post reports that the incident, which occurred on Saturday morning at the wake-keep of one Mama Sule Achin Adigi, left many dead and scores critically injured.
A resident of the community, Mr Jiji Jack, confirmed the development in a post on his official Facebook page.
Jack called on security agents to urgently rescue “those that are still breathing.”
It was also gathered that a popular commander of community volunteer guards in the Local Government, Mr Atum was among those gunned down by the yet-to-be-identified assailants.
When contacted, State’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Anene Sewuese said, “We have not received that report yet.”