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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Hoodlums attack police station in Kogi, kill three officers

Suspected gunmen have attacked the Ogaminana Police Station in Adavi local government council area of Kogi State killing three police officers on duty.

The incident happened around 2:00 am on Saturday.

According to reports, the suspected gunmen who were about six in numbers attacked the police station from different directions.

Police stations have constantly been attacked by aggrieved citizens whenever there seems to be a report of police brutality. Days ago, the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba lamented the destruction of the facilities, other police operational assets across the country, and the killing of officers, saying such will no longer be tolerated by the force.

Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP William Aya in a statement said, “on Saturday the Command received a report of the unfortunate incident at Adavi Police Division where some hoodlums attacked the station from the opposite direction shooting sporadically but were repelled by the men on duty and operatives of the Quick Response Unit who were on special operations at the Local Government.

“However, the Command lost three of its officers during the gun duel, while the hoodlums fled with gunshot wounds as they could not get access to the station.

“The Commissioner of Police, Kogi Command, CP Edward Egbuka, immediately deployed a team of tactical operatives to the area and restored normalcy while trailing the hoodlums with a view to apprehend and bring them to book.

“The Commissioner of Police use this medium to call on the people of Adavi and the adjoining communities to be on the lookout and report anybody seen with bullet wounds to the Police or any other Security Forces nearest to them.

“He directs the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Investigation to commence investigation into the incident,” he said.

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