IDRIS AHMED, LOKOJA.
Kogi state Police command has confirmed that some yet to be identified gunmen attacked and killed two of its personnel on patrol duty.
A press release signed by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) SP William Ovye Aya, stated that the Police patrol team was attacked on Wednesday, along Agbaja road, north of Lokoja, the state capital.
According to the release the hoodlums emerged from the bush and attacked the team when they arrived for their routine patrol.
SP Aya however confirmed that the Command lost two of its personnel during the gun duel with the hoodlums who fled before the re-enforcement team arrived.
The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Akeem A. Yusuf, immediately deployed a team of tactical operatives to the area to trail the hoodlums and bring them to book.
The Commissioner further directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Investigation to commence investigation into the incident.
The Commissioner of Police also appealed to the members of the public and 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.