Gunmen invade Kogi community, kill three herdsmen, nine cows

By AdvocateNews on 16/05/2020

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Unknown gunmen have reportedly attacked Egume community in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi state killing three herdsmen and nine cows.

Assistant Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Kogi State chapter, Mallam Ademu Abubakar, who spoke on behalf of the association’s Chairman, Wakili Yusuf Damina, disclosed this to newsmen in Lokoja on Saturday.

According to him, on Thursday May 14, at about 8am, some gunmen invaded Fulani community at Ofanwa Elubi in Egume and opened fire on the Fulani people and killed three persons on the spot while about nine cows were also killed during the attack. 

The names of the deceased victims according to available information are Tine Idris, Fatu Idris and Abdulkareem Saleh.

Abubakar said, “This was another attack on our innocent members who were gruesomely killed in cool blood on the 14th May 2020. The repeated killings of our people and members in Igalaland is becoming unbearable.

“This time around they launched the attack on our camp, they starting shooting at them without any offence. Those killed during the attack include Tine Idris, Fatu Idris and Abdulkareem Saleh.”

He said that the attack was reported to the Divisional police Officer in Egume for prompt action, adding that the DPO organised his men and took the corpses to the mortuary.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, William Ayah who confirmed the incident on Saturday said the command had already commenced search for the killers.

Ayah added that, the State Commissioner of Police had deployed armed men to the area to avert further attacks.

Posted 16/05/2020 9:15:18 PM

 

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