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BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Kogi Community, Kill 30 People

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Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia have reportedly killed scores of people in a recent attack in Kogi State.

No fewer than 30 persons have been killed by gunmen in a recent attack in Agojeju-Odo, a community in the Omala Local Government Council in Kogi East Senatorial District.

It was learnt that the incident occurred on Friday morning when the armed assailants surrounded the community and proceeded to open fire, causing fatalities and setting houses ablaze.

Speaking on the incident, community leader, who craved anonymity disclosed that the residents were taken by surprise

At present, 27 bodies have been recovered, and local vigilantes have embarked on a search mission in the surrounding bush for individuals who are unaccounted for.

It was mentioned that rumors of a potential invasion had been circulating for the past three weeks, and the newly appointed Local Government Council Caretaker Chairman, Mark Edibo, had been informed.

Despite assurances of safety and security, the tragic incident unfolded.

“There was a misunderstanding between a young man in Agojeju-Odo with a Fulani herder on his farm after cattles ate up his yam tubers which resulted in a fight; the caretaker chairman intervened.

“Since then, the herders vowed that they will mobilize and get back and there has been apprehension,” Daily Post quoted the source saying.

Confirming the incident, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP William revealed that the Commissioner of Police promptly deployed the tactical squad to the location in order to restore order.

When asked about the number of casualties, he said, “As for the figure of dead persons, I can’t confirm now. I will call you after I have spoken with the DPO in charge of Omala, but I know that so many people sustained gunshot injuries.”


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