Suspected robbers in Kogi behead court staff

A court officer, Suleiman Abdulkareem, was decapitated by alleged bandits while working at his farm in the Bagana community in the Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday, November 30. According to locals, Abdulkareem, a security guard at the city’s Upper Area Court, was attacked on his farm by bandits. He was said to have gone to harvest some farm produce when the alleged bandits assaulted him. Bagana, a village of more than 20,000 people, located on the banks of the Benue River and about 15 kilometres from Abejukolo, the headquarters of the Kogi State Omala LGA, has been repeatedly attacked by bandits and herdsmen. The Divisional Police Officer of the local government, DSP John Ogbebor, confirmed the assault on the newsmen, saying the police are currently on the trail of the alleged bandits who carried out the murder. Ogbebor announced that a Fulani herder had been arrested and taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lokoja, who had assaulted and cut off the limbs of another farmer at Iyade in Abejukolo.

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