14 Killed In Agudu Community In Kogi
Some suspected gunmen have invaded Agudu, Bassa community of Kogi local government council killing 14 persons, 13 from one family while six other persons were injured. Speaking with the newsmen on Wednesday, Hon Isah Abdulkareem, Senior Special Assistant on Security, Kogi local government council confirmed the attack. He said he got a call from Bassa Youth forum at about 2:30am of the attack, mobilized the Security agencies who brought the situation to normalcy. According to him, the attack is unfortunate, urged the people to live peaceful and harmoniously, insisting that the Security agencies are working to unravel the reasons and those behind the attack.
The SSA disclosed that he is still not able to point to the pepertrators , whether they are herdsmen, bandits, but said the only thing he noticed was that only a particular family in the community, except for one man who ran into the scene, were killed in the incident. The SSA disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, and the SSA Security to the Governor have visited the community, making more deployment of Security men to forestall breakdown of law and order. Also confirming the attack on Wednesday, the Kogi police commissioner, CP Ede Ayuba said out of 14 persons that were killed 13 were from one family.
He noted that at about 2 am on Wednesday, his officer called to informed him that some suspected gunmen invaded the community and killed about 14 persons. He mentioned that entire one family were killed during the ease adding that the attack has to do with community crisis. He said he had already deployed his men to the community and effort is in to arrest those behind the killing.