Lokoja the Kogi State Capital have been taken over by fully armed masked thugs.
Since their presence was noticed around 9:30 am they have been shooting sporadically 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.
As at the time of filing this report major streets in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital have been deserted.