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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