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Thirteen members of a family killed by bandits in Kogi

Tragedy struck in Agudu, a community in Bassa, Kogi/Koton-Karfe LGA of Kogi State on Wednesday, July 29, after suspected bandits stormed the community and killed 13 members of a family, a man and 12 of his children, leaving just a son as the only survivor.

Confirming the sad incident to newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, Ede Ayuba, 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 told newsmen that the police moved swiftly into the area immediately the attack happened and that peace has been restored to the community.

On the possible cause of the attack, Ayuba said a lingering communal dispute might have been the trigger.

The police boss also 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.

He said one Vincent Omogor was arrested after the incident and that his confessions led to the arrest of other suspects.  According to the suspect, himself 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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