Suspected gunmen burn down villages kill three in Kogi

Some suspected gunmen have burnt down two villages and killed three persons in the Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The incident reportedly happened on Thursday night.

While two villages, Baze and Anki, got completely burnt down, eight houses were burnt down in Mozum, headquarters of Egbura Mozum kingdom.

It was gathered that of the two deceased persons were a male and a female.

The Secretary, Mozum Traditional Council, Ahmedu Abubakar, confirmed the news of the incident to newsmen on Saturday.

“They came and attacked Mozum, the headquarter of Egbura Mozum kingdom. They burnt down eight houses. This Bassa Kwomu Militias extended the attack to two Egbura communities namely Baze and Anki. They burnt down the whole villages and killed two men and a woman. As I speak to you, the villages are empty. The Divisional Police Officer in Bassa and soldiers detachment in Oguma have all come here to see things for themselves. No arrest has been made,” he said.

The image maker of the police in the state, SP William Ovye Aya, could not be reached at the time of filing this report.

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