Gunmen who killed four mourners shot dead during shootout with police in Benue

Operatives of the Benue State Police Command have killed two suspected gunmen at Tse Nom in Ukum local government area of Benue State.

The deceased were said to be part of gunmen who invaded Imande Abul village in Mbater Council Ward of the Logo Local Government Area and killed four mourners including one Tseen Amos Adagi, at a wake of late Mama Sule Achin Adingi while five others were injured.

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the development in a statement on Monday, said a team of police detectives on Sunday, November 28, stormed the hideout of the criminals at Tse Nom in Ukum local government area of the state.

"On sighting the police, the hoodlums engaged them (police) in an intense gun duel but were overpowered by the police," she stated.

"Three suspects were arrested with gun injuries and were rushed to General Hospital Ugba for treatment. Two of the suspects have been confirmed dead by a doctor while one is responding positively to treatment. Corpses of the disease suspects have been deposited at the hospital morgue."

The PPRO added that one AK-47 rifle loaded with five rounds of live ammunition, one locally-made G3 rifle loaded with four rounds of live ammunition, assorted charms, a knife and one motorcycle were recovered from the suspects.

The command spokesperson assured the people of the state of its commitment to rid the state of criminals.

Meanwhile, the injured have been receiving treatment at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) Makurdi and General Hospital Ugba, in Logo.

The names of those who are undergoing treatment are: Mchia Levi, Terember Torsaar, Terngu Achin, Saater Shior and Fanen Nda. See photos of the injured below...

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