Gunmen on Wednesday killed 13 persons at a crowded village market in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State.
The armed men stormed the Kyado market, a boundary town between Benue and Taraba states after they sighted their target around the area.
They stormed the market which is located close to Wukari in Taraba State at about 1pm in commando style and opened fire, randomly killing 13 and injuring several others in the process of getting their target.
Speaking to newsmen on the matter, the member representing the area in the House of Assembly, who is also the Majority Leader, Paul Biam, disclosed that 13 people were killed in the tragic incident.
But spokesman of the state police command, ASP. Austin Ezeani, confirmed that three people were killed while five others who were injured were responding to treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
He, however, disclosed that investigation into the incident had commenced.