Gunmen attack patrol team, kill 2 police officers in Kogi – PPRO

Gunmen attack patrol team, kill 2 police officers in Kogi – PPRO

By Thompson Yamput, Lokoja.

 

Gunmen on Wednesday ambushed a police patrol team, killing two and wounding two other officers in Kogi.

 

A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Kogi, SP William Ovye-Aya, disclosed this Lokoja on Wednesday.

Ovye-Aya said that the attack on the police patrol team occurred on Agbaja Road, Lokoja, where the hoodlums emerged from the bush and attacked the team after they arrived for their routine patrol.

 

“Today, Dec. 21, our command received the unfortunate report and wicked attack on our patrol team on Agbaja Road, Lokoja, by some hoodlums.

 

“The hoodlums emerged from the bush and attacked the team when they arrived for their routine patrol on the said road.

 

“Unfortunately, and sadly, the command lost two of its personnel.

 

“The gunmen, however, fled before a re-enforcement team arrived at the scene of the ugly incident,” he said.

 

Ovye-Aya said that Commissioner of Police in Kogi, CP Akeem Yusuf, has deployed a team of tactical operatives to the area to trail the hoodlums, in order to apprehend and bring them to book.

 

According to him, the police commissioner has further directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Investigations, to commence investigations into the ugly incident.

 

Ovye-Aya said that the commissioner also appealed to the people of the neighbourhood to assist the police with credible information on the identity of the hoodlums, to enable the police command to check their criminal activities.

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