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A young man has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen today, July 1, 2016, in Benue State.

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The incident is reported to have taken place at Titogate, along Kashim Ibrahim road in Makurd at about 1pm this afternoon.

Eyewitnesses disclose to Benue.com.ng that three men were reportedly seen surrounding the deceased before they opened fire, shooting him in the head.

The unidentified man is reported to have died instantly, with his killers using the ensuing commotion as cover for their escape.

Some residents of the area have attributed the attack to rivalry between cultist groups , as the victim is said to have lived in an area notorious for cultist activities.

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May his soul rest in peace.

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