Unknown gunmen on Tuesday in the night attack Bagana community in Omala local Government Area of kogi State,killing 9 persons and injuring others.
9News Nigeria that the gunmen invaded a provision shop located in the heart of the village and opened fire, killing four persons on the spot.
He added that the attackers then went on shooting spree during which many people who were running to escape were hit by stray bullets.
He disclosed that he counted five dead bodies from his hiding, which included one Alias Barrister, a diesel oil dealer and a dispensary staff of the Local Government Health Center at Ogba, residing in Bagana.
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, DSP William Aya, said one Usman Salifu called the DPO on phone around 9.30pm on Tuesday that his shop has been attacked by gunmen leading to the death of his sales boy, Bashir Sule and three other customers, while scores sustained various degrees of injury.
He added that on receipt of the distress call, the DPO mobilised his men to the scene and evacuated some of the injured to the hospital for treatment, adding that the force had commenced manhunt to bring the perpetrators to book.
He said peace had returned to the village and assured the people to return home to continue with their legitimate businesses.