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Unknown gunmen kill 13 family members in Kogi‎

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Thirteen persons, said to be from the same family, were on Wednesday killed by unknown gun at ‎Agudu, a Bassa community in Kogi Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Another person who died during the attack was said to have been killed by a stray bullet.

‎Many members of the community sustained injuries in the attack, according to eye witnesses.

Senior Special Assistant on Security, Kogi Local Government Area, Abdulkareem Isah, who confirmed the attack, said, “I got a call from Bassa Youth Forum at about 2:30 am of the attack, we mobilised security agencies, who returned the situation to normalcy.

“The attack is unfortunate. I urged the people to live peacefully and harmoniously, while the security agencies continue their work to unravel the reasons and those behind the attack.”

“Whether they are herdsmen, bandits or not, but the only thing I noticed was that only a particular family in the community, except for one man, who ran into the scene, were killed in the incident.”‎

The Kogi State Police Command also confirmed the incident, disclosing that the only survivor in the family of 13 victims was  helping with relevant information concerning the incident. ‎

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