Bloodbath in kogi community as gunmen kills 4, injure scores

Four persons were in the late hours of Tuesday night allegedly killed and scores injured by unknown gunmen that attacked Bagana community in Omala local Government Area of kogi state.

An eyewitness who cheated death told our correspondent that the gunmen invaded a provision shop located in the heart of the village and opened fire killing four persons on the spot.

He added that the attackers then went on shooting spree in which many people who were running to escape were hit by stray bullets.

He disclosed that he counted four dead bodies from his hiding which included one Alias Barrister, an diesel oil dealer and a dispensary staff of the Local Government Health Center at Ogba , residing in Bagana.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public  Relations Officer of Kogi  State Police Command DSP William Aya, said , one Usman Salifu called the DPO on phone around 9.30pm on Tuesday that his shop has been attacked by gunmen leading to the death of his sales boy, Bashir Sule and three other customers while many people  sustained injuries.

He added that on receipt of the distress call, the DPO mobilised his men to the scene and evacuated some of the injured to the hospital for treatment, adding that the force has commenced manhunt to bring the perpetrators to book.

Aya said peace has returned to the community and assured the people to return home to continue with their legitimate businesses.

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