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Bandits wipe off household of 13 in Kogi

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Thirteen members of the same household have been slain by believed bandits in Wednesday’s early morning invasion in Agudu, a neighborhood in Bassa, Kogi/koton-karfe LGA of Kogi State.

Ede Ayuba, Kogi Commissioner of Police ascertained this to reporters on Wednesday, 29 July 2020.

He added one other individual was additionally murdered whereas six people who sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to medical facilities.

The CP, who commented on getting the distress call, he instantly hurried to the scene, nevertheless stated the bandits had fled the area earlier than their coming.

He said normalcy has nonetheless been restored to the area.

The CP pointed out the assault may have been accelerated by an alleged long communal conflict in the community.

He described the assault as unfornate “for a man to lose his life and 12 other members of his immediate family leaving a son as survivor calls for concerns.”

He also said the assassins of Innocent Ofodile, owner of popular Chucks Supermarket in Lokoja, who was massacred along the Lokoja-Abuja highway have been apprehended.

He said one Vincent Omogor was charged after the happening whose admissions led to the detention of different companions who remain at large carried out the ugly act.

According to Omogor, the gang carried out the killing on the order of one of his shop attendants, who cried of not being heeded to when he reached the deceased for monetary help when his father died.

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