Suspected gunmen in the early hours of attacked Tse Ujoh community in Katsina Alla local government area of Benue State and killed several people.
While an eyewitness said that 12 people were found dead, Police confirmed nine person killed in the attack.
According to an eyewitness account, the attackers stormed the community, shooting sporadically, leading to the death of eight persons on the spot.
The eyewitness further said that some people were injured and taken to an undisclosed hospital, where four others later died.
Reacting to the attack, Governor Samuel Ortom, who decried the constant attacks on Katsina Alla axis, said that nine people were killed.