Insecurity in Nigeria: Nine Feared Dead as Gunmen Invade Kogi Community

Nine persons were allegedly killed and scores injured on Tuesday as gunmen attacked the Bagana community in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria

An eyewitness confirmed to the journalist that gunmen invaded a shop located in the heart of the village and killed four persons on the spot.

He added that the attackers then went on a shooting spree in which many people who were running to escape were hit by stray bullets.

He disclosed that he counted five dead bodies from his hiding, which included one Alias Barrister, an diesel oil dealer, and a dispensary staff of the Local Government Health Center at Ogba, residing in Bagana.

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While confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, DSP William Aya, said, one Usman Salifu called the DPO on phone around 9.30 pm on Tuesday that his shop has been attacked by gunmen leading to the death of his sales boy, Bashir Sule, and three other customers, while scores sustained various degrees of injury.

DSP Williams added that on receipt of the distress call, the DPO mobilised his men to the scene and evacuated some of the injured to the hospital for treatment, adding that the force has commenced a manhunt to bring the perpetrators to book.

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He said peace has returned and assured the people to return home to continue with their legitimate businesses.

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