Again, gunmen attack Kogi police station, kill inspector

Unknown gunmen attacked the Okehi Police Area Command in the early hours of Friday, killing an inspector on duty.

The gunmen, who were fully armed, attacked the police command around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, according to Charmingpro reports.

It was also discovered that the attackers used dynamite to destroy a portion of the area command office.

In a statement sent to Charmingpro on Friday, Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, William Ovye Aya, confirmed the incident.


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According to Aya, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, visited the scene for an on-the-spot assessment following the attacks at Okehi Area Command in the early hours of Friday.

He also stated that the Commissioner of Police has directed the deployment of additional operational assets, including members of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Quick Response Unit, and State Intelligence Bureau, in collaboration with other security agencies, in order to restore normalcy in the area.

“A Police Inspector was killed in the exchange of fire with the hoodlums, before the Area Commander and a military detachment in the area reinforced to the scene of the incident, and the attackers fled,” he added.

Aya assured that the command is dedicated to collaborating with other security agencies as well as patriotic stakeholders to make the state a safe and secure environment for all.

He added that the Commissioner of Police has also directed his Deputy in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to begin an investigation into the unfortunate incident.

The most recent attack comes just a few months after gunmen attacked a police formation in the Adavi Local Government Area, killing three officers on duty.


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