It was another horrific incident in Ayati in Ukum a Local Government Area of Benue State as a pregnant woman and four others were shot dead by unknown gunmen .The attack also left several persons with serious injuries.
According to reports the gunmen rode on about five motorbikes stormed the village at about 8pm and took positions in different strategic places in the village from where they gunned down their unsuspecting victims.
The eyewitness who happens to be a prominent politician from the area stated that the slain woman was on her way to a funeral when she was hit by stray bullet.
He said, “She alongside the other four who were hit by bullets died on the spot before they received medical attention.
“Beside the five, several other persons sustained varying degrees of injury from strayed bullets but they were rushed to hospitals in the area for treatment but the remains of the dead have been deposited at the mortuary of the General Hospital in the area.
He also said, “I wonder why we should be killing each other when we are yet to overcome the invasion of our communities by Fulani herdsmen.
“Our traditional rulers must take decisive action to end these killings, and also fish out the masterminds because they cannot claim not to know them since they come from among us.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent ASP Moses Yamu who confirmed the killings however stated that no arrests had been made while investigation into matter was ongoing.
( Vanguard Newspaper)