Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have killed two persons and injured one soldier at Tor-Donga community in Kastina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Moses Joel Yamu, today confirmed that the incident occurred on Monday at about 7pm in Mangris Filling station.
Yamu said the owner of the petrol filling station reported that the robbers stormed his business premises located at the Tor-Donga rural community, shot dead two people, carted away monies and other valuables.
He said the robbery gang had ordered everyone to lay on the barefloor while their illicit operation lasted.
But, one of the victim had raised his head during the process which propelled the angry robbers to pull their trigger on him.
The police spokesman added that the victim died on his way to the hospital, alongside another civilian also shot dead by the robbers at the scene of the incident.
Yamu however explained that the wounded soldier who is part of a military special squad stationed in the area close to where the robbery took place only responded to a distress call from the victims and was shot.