Insecurity: Gunmen kill 14 in Kogi state - 13 from one family

Insecurity: Gunmen kill 14 in Kogi state - 13 from one family

- A family has lost 13 members

- They were killed by gunmen in Kogi state

- According to the police, the criminals had left the scene when they got there

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About 14 people, including 13 members of a family, have been killed in Agbudu, Koton-Karfe local government area of Kogi state.

According to The Nation, the incident happened around 2am on Wednesday.

According to Ede Ayuba, Kogi police commissioner the gunmen had left the scene before their arrival.

“I was there and I was part of those who picked some of the dead bodies we are talking about,” he said.

“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.

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“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.

“What I think is, there has been a long-standing communal problem around that area which we are not clearly seeing, but we know that it would not be far from it.

Meanwhile, had reported that following the killings in Southern Kaduna Hon. Gabriel Saleh, the lawmaker representing Kachia/Kagarko Federal Constituency, Kaduna, in the House of Representatives has said the federal government has failed Nigeria.

Saleh lamenting over the spate of killings during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily noted that over 40 people have been killed in less than two weeks.

The lawmaker who was pained by the attacks in his constituency explained that the people of Kaduna have been displaced following the onslaught by suspected bandits and herdsmen.

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According to Saleh, there was a threat in his village called Jabon Tudu and everyone left their houses, he added that people have not been sleeping at home for the past one week.

“So I feel the federal government has failed Nigeria. Our people are crying and suffering, over 40 people were killed in less than two weeks,” he said.

The Kaduna lawmaker urged the Nigerian government to deploy security personnel to the affected area in order to prevent future attacks.

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