Five killed at Bator by suspected hit squad

At least, five persons, including a Chief and a Fetish Priest, were killed when a gang suspected to be a hit squad launched an attack on the Palace of the Battor Paramount Chief on Friday. The motive for the deadly onslaught is unknown, however, sources did not rule out the chieftaincy dispute in the town.

Information available to The Chronicle has it that the invaders, on entering the palace, reportedly ordered everyone out, but met resistance from the occupants. To announce their character, the squad opened gunfire killing two persons.

A reprisal attack also led to the killing of three other persons, though unconfirmed sources rated the casualty figure as six.

The Chronicle is still monitoring the situation and will keep readers updated.


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