The residents of Utonkon community in Ado Local Government Area of Benue State, have a sad Christmas tale to tell.

Their community was attacked by gunmen. Three people were killed and five others sustained injuries.

Many were also declared missing as a result of the attack which happened as the local government chairman was distributing Christmas gifts to politicians and others in the area.

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The Benue State Police command confirmed the attack in the area and disclosed that three persons died and five were seriously injured in the attack.

Also confirming the incident, the Chairman of Ado Local Government Council, Blessing Unogwu, stated that the local government protocol officer and four other staff ran into them but escaped unhurt.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Moses Yamu, confirmed the incident and said three deaths were recorded during the attack while five others who sustained injuries had been taken to the General Hospital at Otukpo for treatment.

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