Hotel Manager, One Other Shot Dead in Kogi During Clash With Vigilante Over Ban on Night Club

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The manager of Hollywood Hotel in Ogaminana community of Adavi local government area of Kogi state and one other have been reportedly killed during a clash with men of the vigilante group over ban on nightclub activities.

According to a source, the incident occurred when men of the local vigilante group in raided Hollywood Hotel on Friday night during its night club.

It was gathered that the clash with the clubbers escalated into shooting three youths, including the hotel manager whose names have not been confirmed as of the time of filing this report.

Two of the clubbers reportedly died on the spot while one is currently receiving treatment in an the hospital.

Reacting to the incident, the Chairman of Adavi local government, Hon. Joseph Omuya Salami confirmed that two persons died in the clash.

In a statement issued by his media assistant, Jamiu Habeeb, on Saturday, the council chairman called for peace between the Kogi State Vigilante Group and youths who were at the Hollywood Hotel to attend a nightclub.

“Men of 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,” he said.

Salami assured that the council will “take a critical look at the issue, investigate the genesis of it, and make sure whoever is involved is brought to book.”

He 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.

“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.

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