Gunmen have attacked Tse Ujoh community in Katsina Alla local government area of Benue State and killed several people.
The State Police Command spokesman, DSP Moses Yamu, confirmed that nine people were killed.
“We got information that some militia suspected to be of Shitile, attacked Tse Ujoh village of Ikyurav-Tiev council ward where nine people were killed,” Yamu said.
But an eyewitness said that some people were injured and taken to an undisclosed hospital, where four others later died.
“The attackers stormed Tse Ujoh village in Ikyurav-Tiev in the early hours of Friday. As soon as they invaded the village, they were shooting indiscriminately, while some of the attackers entered into houses and attacked people.
“By the time they left, several people were injured, at least 12 bodies were found and taken to hospital morgue, the eyewitness said.