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Terrorists storm Kogi community, kill villagers 

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An unspecified number of villagers have been reportedly killed by gunmen in Aloko, a community in Oganenigu Ward of Dekina Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi State, on Sunday.

The City Gazette gathered that the hoodlums numbering over hundred attacked the village, shooting indiscriminately as they set fire on several buildings within the community.

It was also reported that a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Oganenigu Ward chairman, James Adah, died in the attack.

The terrified residents also noted that the invading militia started shooting anyone in sight and set houses ablaze on arrival.

“There’s a humanitarian crisis on our hands. Most of our people have run to Iyale, Ikpakpala, Odolu and a host of others to take refuge, while others that have no place to go are stranded on the Abejukollo-Anyigba Road,” a resident, Richard Adejo told Daily Trust.

The State Command of the Nigeria Police as at the time of filing this story has yet to make any official comment on the deadly incident.

Reacting to the attack, the state governor, Yahaya Bello, saying “the vile and satanic attack as a calculated assault on the peace-loving people of Oganenigu who have enjoyed relative peace and security for years.

“My administration will continue to face out crisis entrepreneurs from the state and ensure that those involved shall be brought to book under the laws.”

The governor gave assurance that the syndicate would be made to face the wrath of the law.

“The government will never bow to the machinations of heartless elements in its resolves to rid the state of criminals,” Governor Bello added.

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