Some members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) were killed on Sunday at Abaji area of Kastina Ala local government area of Benue State.
The CJTF members were having a meeting at Tse-Igber village in Abaji community when gunmen stormed the venue on a motorcycle and opened fire.
Police Public Relations Officer for Benue State Command said the incident happened at about 1:30pm while CJTF members converged at a village in Kastina Ala LGA.
Yamu reiterated eyewitness account that three armed men who rode on a motorcycle rained bullets on the gathering, killing nine of them instantly.
Meanwhile, bodies of the deceased have been deposited at a morgue in Kastina-Ala.