The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) accumulated that the celebration, which is a yearly occasion organised by the Lokoja Traditional Council, was just around one hour in progress when the shooters attacked the setting, Kabawa Waterfront, in two motor vessels.
The armed trespassers, three in number , positioned themselves deliberately inside the boats before shooting shots unpredictably into the group.
Visitors at the occasion fled in various ways for well-being yet five of them were not all that fortunate as they were hit by stray bullets.
Police were promptly reached however the shooters had gotten away from the scene before they arrived.
They got away in a similar motor water crafts, it was gathered.
The Kogi State Police Command representative, DSP William Aya, while affirming the occurrence, depicted it as grievous.
according to him, all the five harmed exploited people have been taken to the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja for treatment.
He clarified that no one was murdered in the assault , saying that two suspects had been captured.
Aya said that full examination concerning the occurrence had begun, including that each one of those connected with the assault would be captured and indicted