Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday invaded Agbudu community in Kogi Koton Karfe Local Government area, killing 14 persons and injuring six.
The state Police Commissioner, Ede Ayuba, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the command headquarters in Lokoja, said he got the report about 2 a.m
Ayuba said that 13 of the slain victims were from the same family.
“This morning around 2 a.m, my Area Commander called me to report that he received information that there was an attack on the Agbudu community.
“I called the SSA on Security of the Local Government in Koton Karfe and told him to mobilise his vigilante men to assist the police before I get there as well at the DPO and the Area Commander in the area, so that they can for assess the place and see what assistance they could render.”
Ayuba said that the vigilance men and his men left immediately and by the time they got there, the hoodlums had carried out their operation and left.
The commissioner said he later went to the scene of the crime and took part in the collection of the dead bodies,
adding that: “I was there and I was part of those who picked some of the dead bodies we are talking about.”
“Yes, 14 people were killed and about six others were fatally injured. The saddening thing is that out of the 14 dead bodies that were brought out, 13 were from one family.
“In that family, it is only one person that survived. His uncle, his mother, his uncle’s wife, his younger brother, his senior brother’s wife, his wife and all his children were killed,” he said.
The commissioner said that the police had carried out some preliminary investigations and discovered that there had been long – standing communal fued in the community .