Unknown gunmen, yesterday, attacked Agudu, a Bassa community in Kogi Local Government Area of Kogi State, killing 14 persons and injuring many others.
Thirteen of the victims are said to be from the same family, while the other person was fell by a stray bullet.
Those injured are said to be receiving treatment in a nearby hospital.
Senior Special Assistant on Security, Kogi Local Government Area, Abdulkareem Isah, who confirmed the attack, said the situation in the area has returned to normalcy.
RELATED NEWS:Gunmen open fire on Borno governor’s convoy
He 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.”
Isah said they were yet to identify the perpetrators, “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.”
Watch Leakblast TV channel from around the world
The state Commissioner of Police, Ayiba Ede, who also confirmed the incident, said the only survivor of the incident in the family of 13 victims is in their custody and helping them with relevant information.
SUPPORT LEAKBLAST JOURNALISM OF INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY
Good journalism costs a lot of money.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble Endeavor.
By contributing to LeakBlast, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.