Reports from Benue State say that no fewer than 11 persons were reportedly killed and many still missing after a church service on Good Friday in Tse-Aye and Tse-Ngibo, Ikurav Tiev in Katsina/Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
The gunmen stormed the area in a commando style shooting sporadically, killing and injuring many in the process.
Reports say the attack was a fallout of rivalry and power tussle between the people of Shitile and other neighbouring communities in Sankera area of the state.
The area covers Logo, Ukum and Katsina/Ala local government areas.
The development was confirmed by the Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke, Major General Adeyemi Yekini, said he had already drafted troops to the area to beef up security and restore calm to the affected communities and bodies of the victims have been evacuated.
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