Crime & Society
Tragedy in Kogi As Gunmen Invade Market, Killing One Person
From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Suspected gunmen on Sunday invaded Orie market at Agbedo-Akpanya community in Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Area of Kogi, killing one person during the incident.
One person was also abducted during the raid while the kidnappers have demanded for N20 Million ransom
Our Correspondent gathered that the suspected hoodlums in their large numbers stormed the market on Sunday at 2 pm and started shooting sporadically to scare the people in the market.
The shooting by bandits , it was learnt caused pandemonium in the market and people were running for safety as one Johnson was hit by the bullets and died, while another person was abducted immediately to unknown place.
Sources hinted that the suspected gunmen have demanded for ransom of N20 for the release of the abducted person.
It was reliably gathered that the the incident was third time in a row when suspected gunmen attacked the market and abducted people and later demanded for ransom.
Investigations further revealed that the suspected hoodlums are taking advantage of thick forest between Apayan in Kogi State and the boundary of Enugu and State to perpetrate their evil acts .
Sources further revealed that the people of Agbedo community in Akpayan have continued to Appeal to the State government and security agencies in the state to come to their aid from the incessant attacks on the defenceless people on market days in the area.
When contacted for confirmation , the Kogi State Police Public Relations officer , William Aya said that it was a case of invasion on One Johnson’s shop after being killed, one Edwin was abducted along many others on the market day .