Masked thugs fully armed to the teeth have taken over Lokoja the Kogi State Capital.
They have been shooting sporadically since 9:30 am from zone eight, down to Ganaja junction, Paparanda square, old market road, Nataco, making many residents to scamper for safety.
The hoodlums were operating freely in a Sienna bus just as shops, restaurants and many banks have closed.
The ugly incident has created fear among residents in the state as a stray bullet hit a man in his shop located along Total Filling Station close to NEPA office in Lokoja.
Major streets in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital have been deserted.
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