A family of 13 was wiped out by gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday making it a day of mourning and pandemonium for Agudu, a “Bassa Community” in Kogi Local government area in Kogi State.
The unknown killers invaded and attacked the Community and killed no fewer than 14 people in the dastardly act.
The Senior Special Assistant on Security to the Chairman, Kogi Local government Area, Isah Abdulkareem who confirmed the attack said “he got a call from Bassa Youth forum at about 2:30am.
According to him, he quickly mobilized operatives of security agencies who brought the situation under control.
Isa described the attack as unfortunate, and assured the Community that the security agencies were working to unravel the reasons and those behind the attack.
He however said he could not state categorically if the attack was carried out by herdsmen or bandits. The SSA wondered why only a particular family in the community was wiped out, except for a man who ran into the scene and was killed in the incident.
Briefing Newsmen on the ugly incident, the Kogi state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ede Ayuba Akpeji confirmed the attack pointing out that six other persons who were badly injured have been taken to hospital for medical attention.
Akpeji told newsmen that “I have visited the community this morning and I even went into the bush with my men to recover some corpses. More policemen have been deployed to the community to forestall further breakdown of law and order”
The Police Commissioner however assured that the situation had been brought under control while investigation into the root causes of the attack has begun.