At least four people have been shot dead in Asaba, the Delta State capital by yet to be identified assailants.
The suspected assailants invaded the unsuspecting Hausa/Fulani settlement at about 10pm Friday night at the Abraka market within the Asaba metropolis. They killed three men, one woman and left several others with injuries.
Armed with guns and other dangerous weapons, the killers shot into where the people were sleeping.
A Hausa source told our correspondent that the suspects also threw bomb into their Mosque at Cable point and that a brave Hausa man picked up the bomb and threw it into the river before it could explode.
The source said armed soldiers and policemen came to their rescue, chasing the suspected invaders away.
He also said that the security agents took the injured persons to the hospital for treatment and deposited the corpse of the deceased at the mortuary, saying that they did not sleep all through the night.
More details coming later.