May 18, 2024

Unknown gunmen have killed two police officers on patrol along Agbaja road, in Lokoja, Kogi State.

Spokesperson of the state police command, SP William Ovye Aya, who confirmed the incident to newsmen said the gunmen attacked a patrol team on Wednesday morning, December 21, 2022. 

The hoodlums emerged from the bush and attacked the team when they arrived for their routine patrol,” the PPRO said.

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

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

He further directs the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Investigation to commence an investigation into the incident.

“The Commissioner of Police also uses this medium to call on the people of the area to assist the Police with credible information on the identity of the hoodlums to enable the Command to curtail their act of criminality.” 

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