Eyewitnesses say the boy was earlier seen talking to three unknown faces who surrounded him before the loud sound of gunshot was heard. The boy was shot in the head and died instantly.
The killers, were on foot and took advantage of the pandemonium that ensued to mix up with the crowd and escape.
It was gathered that the deceased was a resident of an area behind NUJ house notorious for cult activities and that the killing may have been a reprisal attack.
Titogate is one of the busiest parts of Makurdi town where mobile phones and their accessories are sold and repaired.
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