Trigger happy men of the vigilante group in Adavi local government area of Kogi State have gunned down two young clubbers over ban on night club activities.
Sources told Ebira Reporters that the vigilante men in a show of force raided Hollywood Hotel on Friday night where a night club was reportedly ongoing, and a clash with the clubbers escalated into shooting three youths including the hotel manager whose names have not been confirmed at the time of filing this report.
Two of the clubbers reportedly died while one escaped by the whiskers and receiving treatment in the hospital.
The ugly incident has thrown Ogaminana, headquarter of the local government in confusion as there are reports of threats of revenge by the bereaved families.
Reacting to the incident, the Chairman of the Local Government, Joseph Salami in a statement said “the Vigilante Group were on their usual night patrol and working according to the laid down rules by the Local Government Authority on the ban of nightclub activities within her domain.
“The clash led to the loss of two(2) lives, an officer of the Vigilante Group sustaining an injury, and their vehicle was destroyed.”
Salami in the statement also advised the bereaved families and youths not to take laws into their hands.
The Council Boss prayed for the departed souls, comforted the families of the deceased for the loss of their children, and advised every parent and youth not to take the law into their hands. He urged every parent to caution their children not to take the law into their hands.
“First, we had placed a ban on nightclub activities but as it is expected of us, we will take a critical look at the issue, investigate the genesis of it, and make sure whoever is involved is brought to book.
“As we all know, nobody is above the law, therefore, no stone shall be left unturned in the course of our investigation. There’s no cause for alarm,” he added.