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Suspected bandits kill 4 traders, injure 2 in Kogi



About four persons have been murdered and two others sustained various degrees of injuries during an attack by suspected bandits at Ofeapo, along Idrisu-Bagana Road in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The victims were said to have been returning from the crisis-ridden Bagana market around 8:30 pm on Thursday when they were ambushed and killed by suspected bandits.

It was gathered that traders were travelling in a tricycle popularly known as Keke Napep, when the bandits opened fire on them at close range, killing four on the spot, while two others sustained injuries.

The spokesperson of the Kogi State Police Command, SP. William Aya, while confirming the incident, however, said one person, the tricycle rider, was killed while two others sustained injuries and were rushed to medical facilities in Abejukolo, headquarters of Omala LGA.

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