Unknown gunmen have killed three policemen at the residence of Alfred Avalumun Atera, chairman of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
Some civilians were also killed in the incident, which occurred on Thursday morning, according to TheCable.
Catherine Anene, the police command spokesperson, confirmed the incident but did not reveal the details.
“Three policemen were killed and investigation has commenced,” she was quoted as saying in a statement.
Samuel Ortom, the state governor, described the incident as an assassination attempt on Atera,
In a statement by Terver Akase, his spokesman, Ortom asked security operatives to bring the perpetrators to justice.
He assured the people of Sankera and other parts of the state that his administration will not relent in its collaboration with security agencies to curb crime.
“Governor Ortom commiserates with families of those who lost their lives during the attack on Atera’s house and states that their killers will not escape justice,” the statement read.