Crime

Suspected herdsmen attack Kogi community; traditional ruler, 10 others killed

Armed men suspected to be herdsmen have unleashed terror in Kogi state killing 10 persons including a traditional ruler.

The Punch reports that the attack was carried out on Monday, March 19.

It was reported that the Onu Agbenema, Musa Edibo; and his wife were killed while several houses were burnt in separate attacks on Agbenema, Aj’Ichekpa, Opada and Iyade villages.

According to members of the community, the herdsmen hid in the bush and set houses on fire before firing at fleeing victims.

They claimed that the administrator of Omala LGA, Ibrahim Aboh, was lucky to have escaped from the attackers but the house of former chairman, Adofu Stephen, was burnt.

The residents claimed soldiers did not come to their aide.

They said: “We were surprised when we approached the soldiers who were stationed at the Guest House at Abejukolo for assistance.

“They refused to act professionally, as they used their vehicle to block us from advancing to the troubled spot to help our people.

“They have razed down Ojuwo Ajomayeigbi, Iyade, Agbenema and Opada villages.”

NAIJ.com had reported that the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello drove through bad roads and flooded areas to visit victims of suspected herdsmen attacks in the state.

He visited Ojuwo Ajoma – Igbi in Bassa LGA where suspected herdsmen reportedly killed some residents of the area.

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