The Acting Governor of Benue State, Benson Abounu, on Sunday, in Makurdi, the state capital, ordered full investigations into the killing of five members of a family on Vandeikya street, High-level, Makurdi on Friday night.
Abounu, who described as horrific the killing of one Mr Nicholas Adetsav, a staff of Makurdi local government council and his entire family, said the suggestion that the late wife carried out the killings before taking her own life was mind-boggling and needed to be properly investigated.
Abounu consequently instructed the state Commissioner of Police to carry out full investigation with the aim of unraveling what actually happened.
The acting governor further said that he was very saddened by the event of Friday night and the loss of five precious lives.
He condemned the killings, describing it as a sin against God and humanity.
Ede Ogaba Ede, Media Aide to Abounu, in a statement said that the acting Governor commiserated with the relations and family of the deceased and prayed that such a horrendous thing never happened again.