Gunmen injure five in Kogi fishing festival

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Yet to be identified gunmen have wounded at least five people at the Dankwo fishing festival in Kogi state capital, Lokoja.

According to reports, the gunmen who were allegedly three in number invaded the scene of the festival at Kabawa waterfront in two engine boats.

Gunmen injure five in Kogi fishing festival
Gunmen injure five in Kogi fishing festival
Gunmen injure five in Kogi fishing festival
Dankwo fishing festival

They positioned themselves at strategic positions before firing sporadically into the crowd, hitting at least five people as others ran in different directions for safety.

Reports say that the Police were called immediately, but the culprits fled the scene in their engine boats before they arrived.

Confirming the reports, the spokesperson of the Kogi state Police Command, DSP William Anya described the incident as unfortunate.

He disclosed that none of the victims died and they have been taken to Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja for treatments.

He also hinted that two of the three suspects have been apprehended and full investigation into the incident have started, citing that all those behind the ignoble act will be arrested and prosecuted duly.

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