The police in Nasarawa state on Monday confirmed the killing of two members of a vigilante group in Kofar Gwari ward of Kokona local government area of the state. The police also said that the attack left two others with various degrees of injury.
ASP Ismaila Umar-Numan, the state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kokona.
He said: "We have received information this morning that some members of the vigilante groups in Kokona local government area were having their meeting when unknown gunmen who were fully armed came from nowhere and started shooting sporadically into the air and killed two vigilante members at a spot.
"Other two members sustained various degrees of injury and I want to call on the people of the area and the state at large to remain calm and be law abiding as police are doing their best to ensure the protection of lives and property in the state.”
The police spokesman said that the corps of the deceased had been handed over to their respective family members who buried them according to Islamic rites.
The PPRO urged the public to always give vital information to the police in order to curtail criminal activities in the state and the country at large in the interest of peace and national development.