Unknown gunmen suspected to be hired killers last Tuesday assassinated a Makurdi-based legal practitioner, Mr. Moses Udam; his wife and one other unidentified blind man living close to their apartment in Benue State.
The victim was reportedly shot dead and butchered together with his wife at their residence located behind a modern market in Makurdi, the state capital, around 11p.m. last Tuesday.
It was gathered that the gunmen killed the victim and his wife, made away with his mobile phones and other valuable items before proceeding to kill the blind man and injured one other person.
A source, who claimed to have witnessed the incident, but pleaded anonymity, said the hired assassins numbering eight, allegedly trailed the lawyer and broke into the house in search of vital documents in connection with a disturbing case being handled by the late legal practitioner.