In News by stephen abiodun on the 19th, September, 2020

Gunmen Strike Once more, kill 1, kidnap three in Kogi

Gunmen Strike Again, kill 1, kidnap 3 in Kogi

Tragedy occurred at Egume Neighborhood in Dekina Native Authorities Space of Kogi State when unknown Gunmen struck at Royal Backyard Rest Spot, alongside Anyigba – Ankpa freeway, killing one man, and kidnapping three individuals to an unknown vacation spot.

Eyewitness informed NEWS DIRECT that the gunmen had been allegedly wearing Fulani attires.

Sources informed NEWS DIRECT that the incident which occurred at about eight.30PM within the night, left one Anthony Monday, a cashew seller From Ate-Iji Anyigba useless, whereas the fortunate ones took to their heels for canopy.

The supply famous that the armed bandits stormed the open space of the Royal Backyard the place individuals had been enjoyable and began capturing sporadically as clients scampered for security in several instructions.

It was gathered that the deceased was allegedly struggling to flee earlier than he was shot useless.

It was additional learnt that one in all his pals who was sharing the identical desk with them was additionally shot and now receiving medical consideration in one of many hospitals within the space.

Our correspondent reliably gathered that, the lodge supervisor, an 18 month-old-boy, a brother to the deceased sufferer and a girl had been amongst these whisked away to an unknown vacation spot by kidnappers.

Earlier than the arrival of policemen on the scene of the incident, (Royal Backyard), the sources stated the abductors had left the lodge with the victims leaving late Anthony Monday useless in his pool of blood.

Barely 12 hours after the incident, it was gathered that the abductors began demanding for ransom because the Toddler who was kidnapped together with them was allegedly giving them powerful time and sleepless nights with steady crying.

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In his response, the nationwide President of Egume Ome Descendants Union, (EODU), Alhaji Muhammed Lawal Ibrahim expressed shock over the ugly incident.

He appealed to policemen to make sure that perpetrators are apprehended and punished accordingly to function deterrent to others.

Ibrahim, due to this fact, enjoined the individuals of Egume to stay calm and go about their regular companies as efforts are being put in place by the regulation enforcement brokers to guard lives and property locally.

Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, Ede Ayuba Ekpeji stated “I acquired a report from Egume Division, that three unknown armed males attacked Royal Backyard Rest Spot capturing sporadically”.

“Instantly, the DPO mobilized operatives to the scene the place he met one but to be recognized physique mendacity within the pool of his blood. My males moved him to the hospital the place he was confirmed useless. The physique was deposited on the hospital for post-mortem.”

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