Four persons have been killed in the Abraka market area in Asaba, the Delta State capital, following an attack by unknown assailants.
The assailants, who invaded the Hausa/Fulani settlement at about midnight on Friday at the market within the Asaba metropolis, killed three men, one woman and left several others with injuries.
Armed with guns, the suspected killers shot sporadically into where the people were sleeping.
The assailants also threw an explosive device into their mosque at Cable Point, but a man picked up the bomb and threw it into the River Niger before it could explode.
Armed soldiers and policemen chased the invaders away, then took the injured persons to the hospital for treatment and deposited the corpses of the deceased at the mortuary.
The Delta State Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Zanna confirmed the incident, but said no arrest has been made yet.