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Kogi attack: Police confirm 3 dead, dismiss death of monarch, others

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Police Command in Kogi has confirmed the killing of three persons by gunmen at Agbenema village in Omala Local Government Area of the state.

A statement signed by the command’s spokesman, William Aya said that the attack was carried out on March 19.

Mr Aya, an ASP, denied media reports that 11 persons, including the traditional ruler of the village, were killed in the attack.

According to him, the reports are false, mischievous and aimed at disturbing the existing peace in the state.

“The traditional ruler was not among the victims,” he said.

The Spokesman said the Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga, urged citizens to discountenance the report and go about their normal activities without fear of any attack.

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“The Commissioner equally urges members of the press as well as social media handlers to always find out the true state of incidents and get confirmation from the police before publishing the story.

“So as not to misinform the general public and create mistrust among the good people of the state,” he said.

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