Gunmen abduct monarch, kill female domestic worker in Kogi

The Aghara community in Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Tuesday was thrown into confusion when gunmen suspected to be bandits stormed the community and abducted the traditional ruler and one other person.

The incident, which has left the community in mourning, occurred at about 3:00a.m

It was gathered that one person identified as Toyin Onare, a domestic worker in the palace, lost her life in the attack, while two others, Chief David Obadofin, the traditional ruler of the village and one Temidayo Elewa, were abducted.

The Kogi State Police Command spokesman, SP William Aya, while confirming the incident said the hoodlums arrived the palace around 3am when residents were sleeping and shot indiscriminately.

The gunmen abducted the traditional ruler and Temidayo to the bush, abandoning the domestic worker in a pool of her blood. However, one person, escaped, to tell the story.

Toyin was rushed to a hospital in Kabba, headquarters of the LGA, about 35 minutes drive away where doctors confirmed her dead on arrival.

According to SP Aya, the state Commissioner of Police, Hekeem Yusuf, deployed a tactical team of officers to the area to fish out the perpetrators and rescue the victim.”

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