Crises between two rival group in Anyigba Community, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State on Sunday led to the death of one Ismaila Yakubu Agba, a youth leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the locality.
Igbere TV reports that Agba was shot dead during a gun duel that lasted for several hours.
Although, as at the time of filing this report, the remote cause of the exchange of gun fire could not be ascertained, Igbere TV, however, gathered that the unidentified gun men started shooting around 10am, bringing the town’s activities to a halt.
According to our source, the APC youth leader until his death, was the head of the Kogi East district Cashew Produce of the Revenue Drive Department of Kogi State Government.
He was also the Chairman of Anyigba-Lagos loading point in the town.
The source stated that the militant group, suspected to be from rival leading political parties in the town stormed the enclave of the other party which turned out to be a ‘free for all’, leading to many receiving bullet wounds of various degree.
Igbere TV gathered that the crises may not be unconnected with the November 2 governorship election where both side are said to be doing rehearsal in the battle for supremacy.
When contacted, the Kogi State Police Public Relation Officer, DCP Williams Aya confirmed the incident, saying that only one person (Ismaila Yakubu Agba) died, with one Alhassan Idoko sustaining injury from the attack.
Aya, however, said it was not a political attack but a case of a culpable homicide perpetrated by unidentified gunmen, “which the command is already on their trail.”