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Armed bandits kill two policemen in Kogi


LOKOJA – Yet to be identified gunmen Tuesday invaded a Police Station at Gegu, Kogi Stated, killed two Police officers on duty and shot a suspect in the cell.

Vanguard reliably gathered that the bandits numbering five, heavily armed with AK 47 invaded the Police Station at about 2.15am on Tuesday on Motorbike.

According to the source, immediately they arrived the station, they open fire, moved straight into the station and killed the two Policemen on duty, while also shot at the particular suspect in the detention.

It was further gathered that the armed bandits made away with the slain police gun and ransacked the station armoury for more guns and ammunition.

The source added that lack of electric power aided the bandits whose operation lasted for 30 minutes; as they operated unchallenged.

The State Police Public Relations officer, Mr. William Ayah who confirmed the attack said the Command has commenced investigation on the attack.

Meanwhile corpses of the two police officers have been deposited at the Federal Medical Center mortuary, while the injured suspect is also receiving treatment in the same hospital.


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