Gunmen on Monday attacked Edikwu group within the Apa Native Executive House of Benue State and killed no fewer than 13 folks.
In line with locals, the incident took place between four am and five am on Monday.
A neighborhood, who merely known himself as Elvis, stated the assault will not be unconnected to a chieftaincy name.
Elvis stated, “There was a lingering disaster in the neighborhood for once in a while now. Some of the royal households had disagreed with the number of the kingmakers of the group who elected the past due Leader Imoni Otokpa as Alegwu of Edikwu sooner than his loss of life in 2018.”
It was once additionally reported that probably the most youngsters of the past due king is at the throne in an performing capability, a building no longer enjoyable to the opposite royal households.
Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke had been stated to were drafted to the realm to stop additional assault.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Catherine Anene, whilst confirming the incident stated, “Edikwu district, Ukpogbo in Apa Native Executive House of Benue State was once experiencing incessant crises over chieftaincy affairs till 25/05/2020 when the Benue State Executive convened a peace assembly that was once headed by way of the Deputy Governor, Engr Benson Abounu to position an finish to the rancour”
“On 10/8/2020 at about 0400hrs when the tips was once won that about twenty armed males invaded the group and shot sporadically at participants of the group.”
“A staff of cops had been deployed to the scene the place 13 (13) corpses had been recovered.”
Anene stated an investigation was once nonetheless ongoing to establish the real reason behind the assault and to convey the perpetrators to e book.
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