There is palpable fear in Abraka market area in Asaba, the Delta State capital following the killing of four persons as a result of attack on Hausa community by unknown gunmen.
The suspected assailants, who invaded the unsuspecting Hausa/Fulani settlement Friday night reportedly killed three men, one woman and left several others injured.
Armed with guns and other dangerous weapons, the suspected killers shot sporadically into where the people were sleeping.
A source said the assailants also threw an explosive device into their Mosque at Cable point, adding that a brave 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 corps of the deceased at the mortuary, lamenting 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.