Shooting abruptly ends fishing festival in Kogi

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By Temitope Owotoki

This year’s edition of the annual Dankwo fishing festival in Lokoja, Kogi State, ended abruptly yesterday after three unknown gunmen opened fire on participants.

The gunmen, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), stormed the Kabawa Waterfront venue in two engine boats about an hour into the festival, and launched their attack.

Guests and spectators at the event fled in different directions for safety as five people were hit by bullets.

The gunmen escaped in the same engine boats that brought them after launching the attacks.

DSP William Aya, the Kogi State Police Command spokesman, confirmed the incident which he described as unfortunate.

He said the five wounded victims had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, for treatment.

He explained that nobody died in the attack and that two suspects were arrested.

Aya said that full investigation into the incident had started adding that all those linked with the attack would be arrested and prosecuted.

The annual event is organised by the Lokoja Traditional Council.

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