Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen In Kogi state, injure others

By Ishaq Dan-Imam, Lokoja

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Kogi State Police Command says gunmen have killed two police officers on patrol along Lokoja-Agbaja road in the early hours of Wednesday.

Police spokesman, SP William Aya, said in a statement that “the Command received the unfortunate report of attack on the Police patrol team along Agbaja road, Lokoja. The hoodlums emerged from the bush and attacked the team when they arrived for their routine patrol.”

According to SP Aya, “the Command lost two of its personnel during the gun duel with the hoodlums as they fled before the re-enforcement team arrived.”


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The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Akeem A. Yusuf, has  deployed a team of tactical operatives to the area while trailing the hoodlums to apprehend and bring them to book.

The Commissioner of police also directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police on Investigations to commence immediate investigation into the incident.

The Commissioner of Police calls on the people of the area, “to assist the Police with credible information on the identity of the hoodlums to enable police curtail their act of criminality.”

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