Gunmen Kill 3 Vigilante Members, broke into shops and cart away goods

By Juliana Agbo, Benue

One of the dead vigilante members

One of the dead vigilante member

Suspected armed robbers, last night,stormed Okpoga community of Okpokwu local government area, Benue State, and killed 3 vigilante members.

Source who pleaded anonymity say about 15 armed robbers suspected to be from neighbouring Edumoga village stormed the community at about 2am this morning, shooting sporadically at a group of vigilante.

AGBO 1As a result, 3 members of the local vigilante group were killed and their bodies have been deposited in a mortuary while 3 others who sustained gunshot wounds are receiving treatment at St. Mary’s Hospital, Okpoga.

The armed men were also said to have proceeded to rob two shops, carting away with goods worth thousands of Naira.

This is not the first time armed robbers will clash with the vigilante group in Okpoga community.

Two months ago, four persons believed to be natives of Okpoga and neighboring Ingle community were killed in a similar clash.

According to the Police, this latest incident, together with the last one, are under investigation.



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