14 Killed In Kogi Communal Clash


The communal clash in Agbudu village in Koton-Karfe area of Kogi State have left 14 people dead and six others injured, the police said.

Mr. Ede Ayuba, Kogi State Commissioner of Police, confirmed the killing in a statement he issued on Wednesday.

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

He said 13 of the dead were members of the same family.

“In that family, only one person 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,” he said.

Ayuba also said that an investigation had begun into the incident. He explained that the clash was due to a protracted dispute between the villages.

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