Four persons have been killed in Abraka market area in Asaba, the Delta State capital following an attack by yet unknown assailants.
The assailants, who invaded the Hausa/Fulani settlement at about 12pm on Friday night at the market within the Asaba metropolis, killed three men, one woman and left several others with injuries.
Armed with guns and other dangerous weapons, the suspected killers shot sporadically into where the people were sleeping.
A source who spoke to The Nation said the assailants also threw an explosive device into their Mosque at Cable point, adding that a man picked up the bomb and threw it into the river before it could explode.
The source who pleaded anonymity at press time, said armed soldiers and policemen came to their rescue, chasing the suspected invaders away.
He said the security agents took the injured persons to the hospital for treatment and deposited the corpses of the deceased at the mortuary. He lamented that they did not sleep all through the night.
Delta State Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Zanna confirmed the incident, but said no arrest has been made yet.