Three friends Aondoayange Apever, Kachina Shiaondo and a Don in the Department of Mass Communication, Federal University of Wukari, Fred Akaakar, have been killed at Jootar, Mbatere in Mbayenge Council Ward, of Ukum Local Government Area, Benue State.
Eyewitness report states that gunmen stormed the border town, shot and killed three as others escaped narrowly.
Residents of the area lamented over the incessant killings in Ukum despite the dusk to dawn curfew and motorcycle ban imposed by the Benue State Security Council in the axis.
The incidence happened at a bar as the three friends sat drinking.
A motorcycle carrying a lady and two guys had approached and one of them had pointed, shooting at their targets and zoomed off.
The source narrated that the motorcycle operated for 10 minutes, killed the victims and left immediately.
When asked what could have trailed speculations behind their gruesome murder, our anonymous source said, "It's difficult to know at the moment but we couldn't sleep throughout the night."
Reports saimy killings heightened after Phillip, a Christian wa kidnapped and could only be released after a huge ransom was paid.
Residents of the community have sued for peace while calling on the governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom and the State Security Council to come to their aid.