About 14 people, including 13 members of a family, have been killed in Agbudu, Koton-Karfe local government area of Kogi state.
According to The Nation, the incident happened around 2am on Wednesday.
According to Ede Ayuba, Kogi police commissioner the gunmen had left the scene before their arrival.
“I was there and I was part of those who picked some of the dead bodies we are talking about,” he said.
“Yes, 14 people were killed and about six others were fatally injured.
“The saddening thing is that out of the 14 dead bodies that were brought out, 13 were from one family.
“In that family, it is only one person that survived. His uncle, his mother, his uncle’s wife, his younger brother, his senior brother’s wife, his wife and all his children were killed.”
“What I think is, there has been a long-standing communal problem around that area which we are not clearly seeing, but we know that it would not be far from it.”