Gunmen on Friday attacked the Tse Vue community in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, killing five people.
The police confirmed the atatck, saying they received a report of the attack at about 9:00am and immediately deployed men to the area.
Spokesman for Benue State Police Command, DSP Moses Yamu, said the attackers were suspected members of a militia group, Terwase Akwaza aka Gana.
He said, “Operatives led by the DPO of Ukum on reaching the scene, recovered five unconscious male victims who appeared to have been strangled using ropes and one man who was injured.
“They were rushed to the hospital; however, the five were confirmed dead on arrival at the place.”
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ene Okon, had ordered immediate investigation into the incident with a view to arresting the attackers, he added.