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Armed Gang Kills 4 Persons In Community Attack In North-central Nigeria

The Kogi State Police said only four persons were killed in the attack, though there are reports that nine persons died.

At least four persons were killed and several others injured, after an armed gang attacked Bagana community in the Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State, North-central Nigeria in the late hours of Tuesday, Aug. 31.

William Ovye Aya, Police spokesperson in the state confirmed the news to HumAngle on Wednesday, Sept. 1. According to Aya, the armed gang attacked the community around 10:39 p.m. WAT.

There are reports that nine persons died during the attack but the police spokesperson told HumAngle that “it was four persons that were killed.” Aya said that “police officers have been deployed to the area and normalcy has been restored,” emphasising that the Kogi State Police command is “making efforts” to ensure that the perpetrators of the crime are brought to justice.

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Chigozie Victor is a journalist and a creative writer. Her work focuses on SGBV, policy and security infrastructure. The graduate of English and Literature from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka is passionate about helping audiences understand salient issues through clear reporting and multimedia journalism. She tweets at @nwaanyi_manaria

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