Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night invaded
The palace of the Ojikpada Egume in Dekina Local Government area of Kogi State was Tuesday night invaded by unknown gunmen, who killed the traditional ruler, Chief Isah Edimeh and one other vigilante leader in the area, Mohammed Wada.
State Commissioner of Police, Sa’idu Madawaki confirmed the incident on Wednesday, saying the killers who struck around 9 pm, dragged Edime; a former Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial aspirant in the state, to the road before shooting him.
The Commissioner disclosed that Edime, a former Director of FRCN, had last year reported to the police of a threat to his life; a case file Madawaki said he was about to re-open before the assassins took the monarch’s life.
“It is confirmed. The case is still under investigation. The man had come to report about a case of threat to his life in 2013. I came to know about it today. Because I was not the CP then.
“He was shot. I saw signs of blood, there was blood stain. They took him from the village and took him near the road. When they came they were speaking Igalla language.” Madawaki stressed.
The gunmen were said to have also attacked the house of the head of the village vigilante group, Mohammed Wada, killing him while he was observing his night prayer.