The traditional ruler’s daughter was kidnapped by the assailants.
Villagers reported hearing numerous gunshots coming from the palace’s residence.
Chairman of the local government area, Chief James Oche, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Makurdi, said, “Some gunmen at about 2am today (Monday) entered into the residence of the clan head of Ipomoloko through the fence and asked for the wife of the clan head from the son whose name is Thompson.
“The young man told them that he did not know the whereabouts of his mother and they shot him dead and they now took the sister away.”
The council chairman said though he alerted troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), the gunmen had gone into Atiga forest before they arrived, Daily Trust reports.
He, however, added that the troops had launched a manhunt for the gunmen.
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