The Aghara community in Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State was on Tuesday thrown into mourning when gunmen stormed the community and abducted the traditional ruler and one other person.
The incident occurred around 3am in the early hours of Tuesday.
Our correspondent gathered that one person identified as Toyin Onare, a domestic worker in the palace, lost her life in the attack, while two others, Chief David Obadofin, the traditional ruler of the village and one Temidayo Elewa, were abducted.
The Kogi State Police Command spokesman, SP William Aya, while confirming the incident said the hoodlums arrived the palace around 3am when residents were sleeping and shot indiscriminately.
In the process, Chief Obadofin, a major cashew farmer and traditional ruler, with one of his boys, were seated in front of the house enjoying the cool breeze.
Toyin, a widow who had gone to lend a hand in the farm was shot.
The gunmen whisked the traditional ruler and Temidayo to the bush, abandoning the poor widow in a pool of blood. One person, however, escaped to tell the story.
Toyin was rushed to a hospital in Kabba, the headquarters of the LGA, about 35 minutes drive away where doctors confirmed her dead on arrival.
“On hearing the report, the state Commissioner of Police, Hekeem Yusuf, deployed a tactical team of officers to the area to fish out the perpetrators and rescue the victim,” Aya said in a telephone chat with our correspondent.