Five armed gunmen in army uniform attack and killed on mr Ishaku Gata, and Joshua Jonah in Kogi state.
The two met their untimely deaths while they were returning from farm at Tanahu community.
One of the deceased, Gata was the husband of the vice chairman of Kogi local government council of Kogi State, Hon. Hassana JB Ishaku.
According to David Jerry, a member of the victim’s family, who survived the attack, he was returning from the farm with the deceased when five armed men laid ambush on them around 9:48 am on Tuesday.
According to Jonah, five of them including the deceased, boarded motorcycles to the farm to harvest sesame seeds, when the gunmen laid ambush on them.
He added that he and two of his brothers managed to escape through the bush and trekked about two kilometers before arriving at neighbouring Adabo village.
“Two of my other brothers and I had to trek two kilometers inside the bush as the gunmen were pursuing us but we were saved by God.”
The tragic incident was confirmed by the spokesmen of the Kogi State Police Command, DSP William Ayah.
The police spokesperson said the two deceased were abducted in their homes and taken to the bush.
The remains of the deceased have been deposited at the Federal Medical, Lokoja, and their motorcycles recovered.
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