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Four Killed And Five Injured As Gunmen Attack Funeral Ceremony In Benue

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On Saturday, November 13, gunmen raided a funeral ceremony in Imande Abur village, Mbategh council ward in Logo, Benue state, killing four people.

According to a statement released by the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Anene Catherine, at around 3 p.m., the police received a distress call that a group of three (3) gunmen, identified by eyewitnesses as known persons from the Sankara area, raided Imande Abur village, Mbategh council ward, and shot occasionally at mourners who had gathered for a funeral ceremony.

According to Anene, local police units responded quickly to the scene, but the culprits bolted when they saw the cops. She stated that five people were injured by gunshots and were transported to the hospital for treatment, but that four of them died while undergoing treatment.

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Detectives are now on the hunt for identified suspects, according to the spokeswoman, so justice will be served.

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According to a statement made by the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Edafe Bright, the suspect, who lives on Obi Onuwe Street near Kowen Plaza in Asaba, was successful in impregnating one of the sisters and then defiled the other, who is 13 years old.

“A complainant, a woman, reported that the suspect allegedly raped and impregnated her daughter (name withheld) aged 16 years old and also raped and defiled her teenage daughter name (withheld) who is aged 13 years old.

And the police detectives commenced investigation and the suspect was arrested. Upon interrogation the suspect confessed to have committed the crimes.”

According to Edafe, medical examinations on the victims were conducted, and the suspect is presently in prison and will be charged in court once the inquiry is completed.

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