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Kogi Mornach Narrowly Escapes Assassination Attempt by Swagavillage(m): 6:13pm On Sep 24, 2015
The Ejeh of Ankpa and Chairman, Ankpa Area Traditional Council in Kogi, Alhaji Ahmadu Yakubu today,narrowly escaped an assassination attempt by some unknown gunmen,The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The gun men attacked at the Eti-Aja Eid prayer
ground in Ankpa where the mornach alongside some Muslim faithfuls were observing their Eid-el-Kabir prayer.

Speaking to newsmen,the traditional ruler disclosed that the gun men who were about 9 in number,were armed with guns and other dangerous weapons,he added that while he was observing his prayers, the gunmen attempted to attack him but the guards attached to him quickly shielded him and were successful in dispersing the deviants.

Yakubu expressed gratitude to God for saving his life,
saying that although he was aware that hoodlums in the
town had been plotting his downfall, he did not know
they would go that extreme.
He said he had openly condemned the escalating criminal
and secret cult activities in the town, adding that
criminals among the youth were giving Ankpa a bad

“We are not bad people; we will continue to fight them;
we will cooperate with security agencies to flush them
out and bring them to book; we will not allow them to
overrun Ankpa,” he said.

Also speaking with news men on the incident, Alhaji
Ibrahim Abagwu, a senior government official at Ankpa
Local Government Area, condemned the assassination

“It was in view of the escalating criminal and cult
activities that we imposed a 7pm to 6am curfew to
restrict movement of people. Now that they are after the
Ejeh, I hope the security agents will be more serious,” he

He called on security agencies to ensure that the curfew
was observed, to enable the arrest and prosecution of

The Police Public Relations Officer for Kogi command, William Aya (ASP), was contacted but said they were yet to be briefed by the Ankpa division.


Re: Kogi Mornach Narrowly Escapes Assassination Attempt by Austin4lif: 6:31pm On Sep 24, 2015
Re: Kogi Mornach Narrowly Escapes Assassination Attempt by ERAKAMUS: 7:02pm On Sep 24, 2015
Ethnic cleansing/JIHAD in action.

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