. As Suspected Cultists Shot Youngman in Broad daylight
The spate of cult related killings have continued to rise in Makurdi, even as suspected cultists today hacked down a young man in broad daylight.
The incident took place at Edward Ujage Street, High Level in Makurdi, at about 12 noon today (Sunday, 17 May 2015) just as people were returning from Church, a boy was shot and macheted.
According to an eye witness, six boys probably in their twenties who came on foot attacked the victim with machetes and shot him in the face, afterwhich they took off, leaving the poor boy in the pool of his blood.
Passersby then rushed in to help the victim while some others alerted the police who came after a while and rushed the boy to a hereby hospital.
This is just one of the series of attacks recorded in recent times in Makurdi, just as only Wednesday last week two young men also in their early twenties were shot around High level area of Makurdi.
In a similar development, unknown gunmen killed a young man and injured two others earlier today in Gboko LGA of Benue State .
The incidence occurred around 8.45am in the morning when unknown gunmen chased and shot down the young man from his motorcycle at Sobaz Nig Ltd, a popular gas station in Yandev roundabout.
The young man who is said to hail from Buruku LGA of the state, fell from his motorcycle injuring himself but the killers ensured that he was dead by shooting him several times in the neck region before taking off.
Also caught up in the fire was an Okada rider who came to get fuel at the station and a little girl who was there to fetch water. Both were wounded and quickly rushed to the hospital for treatment.