IT was a sad Sunday for people of Abaji in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State when unknown gunmen shot and killed 10 youths.
The incident was said to have occurred when the youths were in a meeting. The youths, according to information, were members of Community Joint Task Force (CJTF) who were holding their meeting when suddenly, two gunmen on Bajag motorcycle shot at them.
It was gathered that 10 persons died instantly while one survived with serious injuries.
As of the time of filing this report, the bodies were said to have been deposited at Katsina-Ala General Hospital mortuary.
The state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Moses Yamu, who spoke to Metro on phone, confirmed the report, but said that nine persons died, adding that police had been drafted to the area.
The police spokesman called for calm, saying that the men were on top of the situation.