A gunman has hacked and killed one Biodun Fakoro on a farm at Egbe in Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Daily Trust learnt that the incident happened on Monday afternoon at a farm in the suburb of the town.
Residents stated that the late Abiodun was declared missing but after a frantic search, his dead body was found by the security operatives and village vigilante.
“His assailants killed him, inflicted cuts on him and tied his lifeless body to a nearby tree on the farm,” said a source from Egbe.
It was gathered that the deceased who got married last month was a popular mechanic in Egbe town.
In a melee that followed, the residents were said to have descended on some herdsmen living in the environment, leading to the destruction of property, including the burning of their houses and motorcycles.
It was further gathered that the security operatives, including soldiers, were drafted to the areas on Monday to restore law and order.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Kogi State Command, SP William Aya, confirmed the incident but said one person was declared missing the previous day and his dead body was later found along a farm path, thus igniting a reprisal attack from the residents on some perceived assailants.
“His decomposing body was found on the farm on Monday afternoon. An investigation is in progress to unravel his killers”, he said.
SP Aya stated that the state commissioner of police, CP Edward Egbuka has drafted a team of security operatives to the place to restore normalcy and apprehend the culprits behind the criminal act.