A dedicated member of Ankpa Local Government vigilante group, was brutally murdered last night at around 11 pm.
The incident occurred when unknown gunmen launched an attack on Mustapha and his colleague in a Hilux vehicle near Owele in Ankpa Local Government, Kogi State.
Eyewitnesses reported that two vigilante men lost their lives in the attack, leaving the community in a state of shock and mourning. The assailants, who remain unidentified at this time, ambushed the victims, displaying a brazen disregard for law and order.
The deceased had been actively involved in maintaining security and peace within Ankpa Local Government.
Mustapha’s dedication and commitment to the vigilante group made him a respected figure within the community, leaving many devastated by his untimely demise.
Amidst the tragedy, a bittersweet revelation emerged as it was discovered that Mustapha’s wife had given birth to a baby girl just two weeks ago. The news of this joyous event stands in stark contrast to the grief that now engulfs the family, as they are left to navigate the profound loss of their loved one.
The community and authorities are shaken by this incident, which serves as a somber reminder of the challenges faced by those who endeavor to maintain peace and security within their neighborhoods.
Security agencies have assured the people to investigate what led to the unexpected attack, promise to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.