Emerging report indicates that masked thugs, fully armed to the teeth, have taken over Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, under Governor Yahaya Bello’s watch.
They have been reportedly shooting sporadically since 9:30am, from Zone 8, down to Ganaja Junction, Paparanda Square, Old Market Road, and Nataco, making many residents scamper for safety.
The thugs were operating freely in a Sienna bus, just as shops, restaurants, and many banks shutdown.
The ugly incident has created fear among residents in the State, as a stray bullet hit a man in his shop, located along Total Filling Station, close to NEPA office.
Major streets in Lokoja, have been deserted.
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