Masquerade And Followers Shot Dead In Kogi State By Unknown Gunmen

Published 2 years ago by: success Xenab
at 08:23 AM, 24/05/2017 (2 years ago)

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A masquerader and three of his followers have been killed in Okene , Kogi State, by yet-to-be identified people.

A Punch correspondent gathered that the killings occurred on Tuesday at Idare district, in the Okene Local Government Area of the state.

According to some eyewitnesses, they were gunned down by two men on a motorcycle during the Eche-Anee festival which is normally celebrated annually by the people of Kogi Central.

One of the eyewitnesses, who pleaded not to be named, told a Punch correspondent that immediately the masquerader and three of his followers were gunned down, other people at the scene took to their heels.

Meanwhile, the state government said it had banned the festival to avoid further tragedy.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, warned that any masquerader, caught on the streets would be arrested, along with its followers and those managing the masquerader.

However, effort to confirm the attack from the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. William Aya, proved abortive.

But sources close to the  Kogi State Police Command confirmed the incident, saying the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu, was on top of the situation.

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gogoman at 08:25 AM, 24/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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too bad
Larry28 at 09:20 AM, 24/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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Rip to them
victorstic1 at 10:00 AM, 24/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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chukkychukky at 10:45 AM, 24/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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ojuju dey die?

faka4u at 10:53 AM, 24/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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Lollzz on top of d situation when d pple don die already....Hahahaha
AmazingMarie at 03:27 PM, 24/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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masquerade  in Africa are spirit how come this one is shot dead. idolatry is of no profit.
morgan1 at 03:37 PM, 24/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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Oga ooo!!!
schmit at 10:25 PM, 24/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
BournIdentity at 10:38 PM, 24/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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