Tue, 29 Sep 2020

Gunmen have killed 13 villagers in central Nigeria's Benue state following a long-running "chieftaincy" dispute, police said on Tuesday.

The attack on Edikwu in the Apa district on Monday, also left several people injured and many houses burnt, said Catherine Anene, the state police spokeswoman.

"About 20 armed men invaded the community and shot sporadically at members of the community," she said in a statement.

"A team of police officers was deployed to the scene where 13 corpses were recovered," she said.

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