Thursday, 19 May 2016

Armed men attack Kogi police station, kill 2 officers

Two officers were reportedly killed in an attack carried out by 12 gunmen in Osara police station in Adavi Local government area of Kogi state today May 19th. According to The Nation, the gunmen stormed the police station at about 2am this morning with the purpose of stealing from the station's armory and also set free one of their colleagues who was in jail.

The gunmen carted away arms and ammunition and also released other detainees in custody.

The two policemen who were killed were gunned down while trying to resist the gunmen. Two other officers that were critically injured during the attack are said to be responding to treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.

The gunmen who reportedly operated for over two hours unchallenged, were said to have set ablaze a vehicle parked at the station during the attack.

The spokesperson of the Kogi Police Command, Willy Aya, confirmed the incident but denied reports that there were fatalities from the attack.