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Gunmen Kill Vigilante Chairman in Kogi

Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello

From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

The Vigilante  Chairman of Egume community in Dekina local government area of Kogi,  Mr.

Attah Isah was last Sunday evening murdered by  unknown gunmen at Efakwu – Egume.

Sources close to the family informed  DAILY ASSET that his assailants who had been trailing his movements during the day time later confronted him at the front of his house at Efakwu area in Egume at about 8.00pm

It was gathered that late Attah had earlier in the day gone to some home branch  Executive officers of Egume Ome Descendants Union to inquired on an incident that led to an invitation extended to him by security àgents at Anyigba in Dekina local government area.

The incident according to reliable sources was sequel to some alligations on the late chairman’s mediating roles between the community and herdsmen who have been causing havocs on the people’s farms in the area.

The Unknown Gunmen were said to have  opened fire on him (Attah) at a close range and killed him instantly at about 8.00 pm on Sunday while relaxing in front of his house and  before his friends and family could run out after the gun shots, the assailants had gone on a standby motorcycle.

It would be recalled that the former chairman of Vigilante group in Egume, Mallam Attah Wada, (AkA) Ukpono was equally assassinated while praying in front of his house at Egume on the 27th May 2014 at about 6.30pm.

In the same vein, the Amana- Attah of Ojikpadala – Egume, Chief Isah Edime, the pioneer General Manager of Radio Kogi and the former producer of “Democracy in Action” with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) was also kidnapped from his house and assassinated the same day Mallam Attah Wada was murdered.

Since that time, no arrest was made in connection with those incidents by either the police or any law enforcement àgents in the state.

In his reaction, the National President of Egume Ome Descendants Union (EODU) Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim expressed shock over the murder of the Vigilante Chairman, Mr. Attah Isah, describing the acts as inhuman, horrorful and evilly characterizes by these enemies of Egume community.

The President appreciated the role played by late Attah Isah, an Officer with the Kogi State Vigilante Service (KSVS) in curbing crimes and other social vices in Egume community and it’s environs adding ” his efforts in this regards cannot be over emphasized.”

Alhaji Ibrahim noted bitterly that it was a calculated attempt by criminals to re awaken the insecurity saga that had scared Egume sons and daughters in diaspora from visiting home to contribute their quotas towards the development of their fatherland.

He therefore called on the state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the  commissioner of Police and other Security agents to rise to this challenge by doing the needful to bring all the perpetrators connected to the murder of the Vigilante group chairman, Attah Isah and other incessant killings in the area to Justice.

Confirming the incidence to newsmen on Tuesday in Lokja,  the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Kogi Command, Mr Williams Aya (DSP), said one Enemaku Isah of Egume, a junior brother to the slain Vigilance group chairman reported the incident.

According to Aya, Enemaku had said that unknown armed men shot his elder brother, one Attah Isah, Chairman of the vigilante group Egume.

He said that the assailants came on a motorcycle, shot the victim twice and fled adding that the deceased was rushed to the General Hospital, Eguma where he was confirmed dead.

Aya said the corpse had been deposited for autopsy adding that the police were making efforts to arrest the perpetrators.

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