Nasarawa - The police in
Nasarawa state on Monday confirmed the killing of two members of a vigilante
group in Kofar Gwari ward of Kokona local government area of the state.
The police also said that the attack left two others with various degrees of
ASP Ismaila Umar-Numan, the state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO),
confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kokona.
NAN reports that the incident happened when some members of the vigilante group
in the area were having their meeting on how to address the space of reckless
killings and kidnapping of innocent people.
Also read: Gunmen kill former PDP chairman in Benue
He said: "We have received information this morning that some members of the
vigilante groups in Kokona local government area were having their meeting when
unknown gunmen who were fully armed came from nowhere and started shooting
sporadically into the air and killed two vigilante members at a spot.
"Other two members sustained various degrees of injury and I want to call on
the people of the area and the state at large to remain calm and be law abiding
as police are doing their best to ensure the protection of lives and property
in the state.”
The police spokesman said that the corps of the deceased had been handed over
to their respective family members who buried them according to Islamic rites.
The PPRO urged the public to always give vital information to the police in
order to curtail criminal activities in the state and the country at large in
the interest of peace and national development.