Bandits strike in Kogi, behead court worker
Bandits behead court worker, Suleiman Abdulkareem on his farm in Bagana, in the Omala Local
Government Area of Kogi State. the horrific incident happened in the early hours of Monday.
It was gathered that Abdulkareem, a security guard with Upper Area Court in the town, was attacked by the
assailants on his farm.
Residents said the deceased went to harvest some farm produce when he was killed, adding that by the time local
vigilantes got to the scene, the hoodlums had fled.
Bagana, a village of over 20,000 inhabitants, situated on the bank of River Benue and about 15 kilometers
away from Abejukolo, the headquarters of Omala LGA of Kogi State, has been many times attacked by
bandits and herdsmen.
More than 300 deaths had been reportedly recorded, with many villages razed.
The Divisional Police Officer of the local government, DSP John Ogbebor, confirmed the death, adding that the
police had launched a manhunt for the killers.
He also said a Fulani herder who attacked and cut off the limb of another farmer at Iyade in Abejukolo,
had been arrested and taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lokoja.