Gunmen invade relaxation spot in Kogi, kill one, injure many

Gunmen invade relaxation spot in Kogi, kill one, injure many

Three gunmen attacked Royal Garden Relaxation Spot in Egume, Dekina Local Government of Kogi, on Friday, killing one person and injuring many others, the police said on Saturday.

 

The Kogi State Police Command said that the three gunmen shot sporadically into the premises of the relaxation spot at about 7:45 pm on Friday.

 

A statement by the command spokesman, DSP William Aya, said that the assailants later fled the scene.

 

The statement, which did not indicate any robbery at the spot, said the Divisional Police Officer in Dekina immediately mobilised policemen to the scene when he was informed of the incident.

 

“He met one yet-to-be identified man lying in pool of his blood and moved him to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead.

 

“The body was deposited at the hospital for autopsy,” the statement said.

 

It also said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ayuba Ekpeji, had deployed a team of operatives to hunt down the hoodlums.

 

He gave the assurance that the police would soon arrest the attackers and prosecute them.

 

The commissioner advised members of the public to be vigilant and report suspicious movements or objects, as well as activities of criminal elements in their neighbourhoods to the security agencies.

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