Fourteen people, including 13 members of the same family were murdered in an early morning attack by suspected bandits on Wednesday in Agudu, in the Kogi/Kotonkarfe Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ede Ayuba, while briefing newsmen on the activities of the command, said “the 13 family members were wiped out” by the attackers, adding that another person was killed, while six persons sustained injuries.
He said when the police got to the village, the bandits had left, adding that sanity had been restored to the area.
The CP, who noted that the attack could have been triggered by age-long communal disputes in the community, described it as unfortunate.
He said, “A man and 12 family members were killed. His son is the only survivor. Another person was killed, while those injured have been taken to the hospital.”
The police chief further revealed that the killers of the late Innocent Ofodile, owner of popular Chuck’s Supermarket in Lokoja, who was murdered on Lokoja-Abuja Road, had been arrested.
He explained that one Vincent Omogor, who was detained for kidnapping, confessed that he and his gang members were responsible for the killing of Offodile.