Some unidentified gunmen suspected to be militia have reportedly attacked a community in Kogi State on Thursday morning while residents were observing their early morning prayers.
According to reports, three persons were instantly murdered during the attack while several others sustained degrees of injuries.
Reports had it also that the incident which happened in Okofi, a community under the Kogi Local Government Area may have claimed the life of the Ikofi Chief Imam alongside other residents who were praying before the militiamen struck.
we learnt that the Thursday morning incident was a reprisal of an attack which happened during the last weekend in the community. It is reported that there has been a running battle between the Bassa and the Ebira communities, with a militia of one of the tribes allegedly ‘fingered’ in this attack.