Gunmen invades Kogi community, kills thirteen family members, one other


LOKOJA – Unknown gunmen at the early hours of Wednesday attack Agudu, a Bassa Community in Kogi LGA killing fourteen persons and injuring many other persons.
Thirteen out of the fourteen deceased are said to be from the same family, while the last person was fell by a stray bullet.
Those injured are said to be receiving treatment from a nearby hospital.
The Senior Special Assistant on Security, Kogi LGA, Abdulkareem Isah who confirmed the attack, said the situation in the area has however been brought to normalcy.
“I got a call from Bassa Youth forum at about 2:30am of the attack, we mobilized the securty agencies who brought the situation to normalcy.
“The attack is unfortunate, I urged the people to live peaceful and harmoniously, while the securty agencies continue their work to unravel the reasons and those behind the attack.”
The SSA disclosed they are yet to point to the pepatrators, “whether they are herdsmen, bandits or not, but the only thing I noticed was that only a particular family in the community, except for one man who ran into the scene, were killed in the incident.”
He further disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, and the SSA Securty to the Governor have visited the community, and has made more deployment of Securty men to forestall breakdown of law and order.

The state Commissioner for police, CP Ayuba Ede also confirmed the incident, said the only survive of the incident from the family that were murdered is within their custody and helping them with relevant information that will assist to understand the attack and apprehend the perpetrators.End.

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