Gunmen attack Police patrol van in Kogi, kill two

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Some yet to be indentified gun men on Wednesday attacked and killed two police men along Lokoja – Agbaja road in the state capital.

Reports also indicate that two other policemen were fatally injured during the attack

Confirming the incident in a statement, the spokesman of Kogi state police command, Mr William Aya said “the Command received the unfortunate report of attack on the Police patrol team along Agbaja road inLokoja”.

According to him, the hoodlums emerged from the bush and attacked the team when they arrived for their routine patrol.

He said the Command lost two of its personnel during the gun duel with the hoodlums, noting that the criminals fled before the re-enforcement team could arrive.

According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Akeem A. Yusuf, psc (+), fdc, immediately deployed a team of tactical operatives to the area, assuring that his men are on trail of the hoodlums to apprehend them and bring them to book.

He said that the Commissioner of Police has further directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Investigation to commence investigation into the incident.

He called on the people of the area to assist the Police with credible information on the identity of the hoodlums to enable the Command curtail their act of criminality.

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