About 10 gunmen have attacked a Benue community, killing residents who were burying one of their deceased.

Some resident of Tongov district of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area, Benue, were burying a relative when the gunmen opened fire on them, NAN reports.

The Benue State Police Command, confirming the killings said four people were killed on the spot while many were left injured.

Mr Mukaddas Garba, Commissioner of Police in the state, disclosed that the police have commenced an investigation into the killing.

He stated that the perpetrators would be made to face the wrath of the law while urging the public to volunteer helpful information.

An eyewitness told NAN that the gunmen, who numbered over ten, opened fire on the mourners and killed many while others sustained injuries in the process.

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