Three dead as armed herdsmen attack community in Kogi State


The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the death of three persons by gunmen at Agbenema village in Omala Local Government Area of the state.

Herdsmen, in their large numbers, invaded the community at about 10.30am and started shooting, a situation that made the indigenes to scamper for safety.

Confirming the reports, a statement signed by the command’s spokesman, ASP William Aya, said the attack was carried out on March 19.

Aya denied media reports that 11 persons, including the traditional ruler of the village, were killed in the attack.

According to him, the reports are false, mischievous and aimed at disturbing the existing peace in the state.

“The traditional ruler was not among the victims,” he said.

The Spokesman said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Ali Janga, urged citizens to discountenance the report and go about their normal activities without fear of any attack.

“The Commissioner equally urged members of the press as well as social media handlers to always find out the true state of incidents and get confirmation from the police before publishing the story, so as not to misinform the general public and create mistrust among the good people of the state,” he said.

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