Unknown gunmen have shot dead three policemen at the residence of Alfred Avalumun Atera, chairman of Katsina-Ala local government area of Benue state.
According to a news monitored on the TheCable, aside the policemen, some civilians were also killed in the incident which occurred on Thursday morning.
Confirming the tragic incident, Catherine Anene, police public relations officer in the state, however did not go into details.
“Three policemen were killed and investigation has commenced,” she said in a statement.
Reacting to the tragic news, Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, described the incident as an assassination attempt on the chairman of Katsina-Ala.
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.