Gunmen abduct monarch, kill female domestic worker in Kogi
Aghara, an agrarian community in Kabba-Bunu local government area of Kogi State was on Tuesday 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 in the attack.
The Kogi State police command spokesman, SP William Aya, who confirmed the incident, said the hoodlums were said to have arrived the palace around 3:00a.m.
The gunmen whisked the traditional ruler and Temidayo to the bush, abandoning the domestic worker in a pool of her blood. One person, however, 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.
SP Aya added that the Commissioner of Police, Hekeem Yusuf, has deployed tactical team of officers to the area to fish out the perpetrators and rescue the victim”.
At the time of filling this report, the kidnappers have not made any contact, raising the level of apprehension among the locals.