Two people have been killed in Egume community, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State after a vigilante officer reportedly misfired and hit the victims.
ebirareporters.com gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday morning, during a marathon sporting event organized by the community for the Yuletide season.
The event which commenced on Monday, played through to the next day whence a fight started over who emerged 3rd position.
Our correspondent learnt that the fight prompted the vigilante to fire his gun in the bid to restore calm, unfortunately hitting three people.
Two of them identified as Benjamin Adaji and Abdul Abbas died on the spot, while the third victim survived and receiving treatment at the time of filing this this report.
The unfortunate incident has thrown the community into panic, with several reactions on social media.
Comrd akoji wrote: “Egume 😥😥Vigilante do this one 🥺🤔 It’s too early JC Abdul Abass Ojochenemi and Adaji Benjamin (odogwu Malaysia) Rest well😭😭😭😭😭. This is indeed a colossal loss.
“May ur Gentle souls rest in peace 😥”
Shaibu Enyojo: “My heart goes out to the concerned people at Egume on the demise of a young promising good looking man, called Adaji Benjamin.
“I have never met him before, but the trend took me to his profile. His pictures are all over, those he has been good to are all wailing 😢😢
“Just few moments back I was lost in thought how someone can have the heart to klLL someone with a gun, only for me to come and see this.
“I wanted to ask someone what really happened, but it’s needless since I couldn’t hold my tears going through all the posts…as he was shot dead this morning. What a world!
“So, this is the same way people will do to me if I go anywhere beyond this earth. Hmmmm😢After all the games we are playing here on earth, we will all go home.