Yet to be identified gunmen have attacked the Ikpomolokpo palace in Gege ward of Ado Local Government Area, Benue State, killing a son of the monarch.
It was gathered that the incident occured in the early hours of Monday when the attackers invaded the palace aiming at abducting the monarch and his wife.
Chief James Oche, Chairman of the local government who confirmed the development to journalists in Makurdi the State capital, said one of the monarch’s daughters was kidnapped by the assailants.
A resident of the community, Mr Adanu who spoke with DAILY POST, said the entire village has been enveloped with tension over fear of more attacks.
According to him, “at about 2am, we started hearing heavy gunshots from the palace area but no one could come out because we were all looking for safety”.
Efforts by DAILY POST to reach the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Anene proved abortive as at press time.