Unknown gunmen have killed one person while two others were injured on Thursday during an attack on traders in Bagana village, Omala LGA of Kogi state
William Aya, the state police public relations officer (PPRO), said the victims and residents of the community were attacked by bandits when leaving the market around 8.30pm.
He said they were travelling in a tricycle when the gunmen opened fire on them, killing the rider and injuring the two traders.
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“From the report that reached our command, only one person, and not four, was killed in the unfortunate attack by bandits,” he said.
The person killed was the rider of the tricycle and the two injured are the traders who were rushed to a medical facility in Abejukolo, headquarters of Omala LGA after a reconnaissance mission by our officers and men.
“On receipt of the report, the commissioner of police (CP), Edward Egbuka, quickly mobilised and deployed a tactical squad and officers of the division to the scene to possibly fish out the perpetrators.”
Reacting to the incident, Boniface Musa, the traditional ruler of Omala LGA, condemned the attack and prayed to God to give the family of the victim the fortitude to bear the loss.
He decried the incessant attacks on Bagana residents by gunmen, saying they “have denied the community the desired peace and progress”.
He called on both the federal and state governments to come to the aid of the community.