Agbudu shooting

The Agbudu shooting was a mass shooting on 29 July 2020 in Agbudu village, Kogi State, Nigeria.[1] The attack left 14 people dead and another 6 injured. Thirteen of the dead were members of the same family. Police said that a long-standing row over land rights is suspected to be the motive behind the attack.[2]

Agbudu shooting
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LocationAgbudu, Kogi State, Nigeria
Date29 July 2020
Attack type
Mass shooting
WeaponsGun
Deaths14
Injured6
MotiveLand rights

ShootingEdit

On 29 July 2020, a gang of gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a community in Kogi, Nigeria, killing 14 people, police said.[3] According to state police chief Ede Ayuba, 13 of the victims were members of a Agbudu community family in the Korton-Karfe local government region of Kogi.[4] Six others were injured in the attack and the shooters identities is unknown. The motive for the shooting remains uncertain however, the police have indicated that a long-standing land dispute may have been the motive for the shooting.[3] Security forces were sent to the region and an investigation into the identity of the attackers was launched Ayuba said. The attack comes following a ban on motorcycles initiated by some states in response to their use in recent attacks.[5][6]

ResponseEdit

Following the assault, state police chief Ede Ayuba told reporters that "the local government and all the personnel are helping us" and "the Ohimege of Koton-Karfe, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Isa-Koto, is also helping us."[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gunmen kill family of 13 in Kogi State". The Guardian (Nigeria). 30 July 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  2. ^ "14 killed in attack on village in central Nigeria". Al Jazeera English. 30 July 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Nigeria: Gunmen kill 14 in attack in Kogi state July 28". GardaWorld. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  4. ^ "14 killed by gunmen in central Nigeria attack - Xinhua | English.news.cn". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Nigeria: Gunmen on motorcycles kill 14 villagers". Anadolu Agency. Archived from the original on 31 July 2020.
  6. ^ "14 killed by gunmen in central Nigeria attack - China.org.cn". www.china.org.cn. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Gunmen shoot family of 13 dead in Kogi". P.M. News. 29 July 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.