An unnamed pastor with Deeper Life Bible Church and three other farmers were on Tuesday reportedly killed in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.
Guma is the local government area Governor Samuel Ortom hails from and it has come under severe attacks by gunmen in recent times.
As per Daily Trust, eyewitnesses said the cleric was ambushed by his killers around Waku village while he was travelling from his base at Umenger village to Gbajimba, the headquarters of Guma LGA for a religious function on Tuesday morning.
In the case of the other three people – two women and a man, they were reportedly hacked to death while working on their farms in Nyiev council ward in same Guma LGA.
In the council boss, Caleb Aba’s account, the report said, the trio went to fetch locust bean from their farm in Nyiev council ward when they were attacked and killed while the pastor was killed around Waku village.