Gunmen injure 5, disrupt fishing festival in Kogi

Related

NCDC confirms 15 new cases of Lassa Fever in six states

4 hours ago  

We are equal to securing , says

5 hours ago  Nigeria

Weight loss improves overall health, expert Says

12 hours ago  Nigeria

This year’s edition of the annual Dankwo fishing festival in Lokoja ended abruptly on Saturday when opened fire on participants.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the festival, which is an annual event organised by the Lokoja Traditional Council, was just about one hour underway when the invaded the venue, Kabawa Waterfront, in two engine boats.

The armed invaders, three in number , positioned themselves strategically inside the boats before firing gunshots indiscriminately into the crowd.

Guests at the event fled in different directions for safety but five of them were not so lucky as they were hit by bullets.

were immediately contacted but the gunmen had escaped the scene before their arrival.

They escaped in the same engine boats, it was gathered.

The State Command spokesman, DSP William Aya, while confirming the incident, described it as unfortunate.

You may also like:  Police parades 12 suspected armed robbers in Enugu

According to him, all the five injured victims have been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja for treatment.

He explained that nobody died in the attack , saying that two suspects had been arrested.

Aya said that full investigation into the incident had started, adding that all those linked with the attack would be arrested and prosecuted.



Are you a Role Model? Are you Ajibotic(beautiful)? Are you a Slay Queen?

Ajibotic offers an opportunity for those who has the above qualities or more to express themselves in a special column titled "Babes"

Be the first of your Friends to Appear on the Page. It's Absolutely Free!

Get Started Now!!

Leave a Comment