Confusion as gunmen shoot five at Kogi fishing festival

By AdvocateNews on 31/03/2019

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

It was gathered that the festival, which was an annual event organised by the Lokoja Traditional Council, was just about one hour underway when the gunmen invaded the venue, Kabawa Waterfront, in two motorised boats.

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

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

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

It was gathered that they escaped in the same boat which brought them.

The Kogi State Police Command’s spokesman, William Aya, while confirming the incident, described it as unfortunate.

He said all the five injured victims had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja for treatment, adding that nobody died in the attack.

Aya who said two suspects had been arrested in connection with the shooting, disclosed that full investigation into the incident had started.

Posted 31/03/2019 05:54:28 AM

 

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