Crime and Security

13 members of a family killed by bandits in Kogi

13 members of a family killed by bandits in Kogi

 

Suspected bandits have raided a community in Kogi State killing thirteen members of a family, a father and twelve of his children, sparing just a son.

The incident occurred in Agudu, a community, in Bassa, Kogi/Koton-Karfe LGA of Kogi State on Wednesday.

Commissioner of Police for Kogi State Mr. Ede Ayuba, confirming the attack, said another person was also killed during the attack while six other persons sustained serious injuries and are currently being treated in the hospital.

Ayuba further disclosed that the police moved swiftly into the area immediately the attack happened and that peace has been restored to the community.

The police boss averred that the possible cause of the attack was a lingering communal dispute which, he said, might have triggered it.

He announced the arrest of the suspected killers of Innocent Ofodile, owner of popular Chuck’s Supermarket in Lokoja, who was killed along the Lokoja-Abuja highway on June 10.

According to Ayuba, one Vincent Omogor was arrested after the incident and that his confessions led to the arrest of other suspects.  Aruba said the suspect and his gang were contracted by one of late Ofodile’s shop attendants, who complained of not being attended to when he approached the deceased for financial assistance when his father died.

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