Gunmen shoot two policemen dead in Kogi



By Richard Elesho/ Lokoja

Bandits have launched an attack on a team of five policemen at a check point in Kabba, headquarters of Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area, LGA of Kogi State, with two policemen shot dead.

Three others sustained various degrees of injuries.

The incident happened on Monday at Origa checkpoint along Iyara to Kabba road, at about 5.00pm. The wounded Policemen were taken to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention.

The men of the underworld from Ekiti axis, were said to be passing by in a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) when the police who were at the checkpoint flagged them down for a routine check. Rather than obey, the gunmen suddenly opened fire on two of them and sped off.

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The source added that three other policemen who managed to escape sustained various injuries as the fleeing robbers shot sporadically to pave their way for escape.

It was also learned that the affected policemen were from the newly created Kabba police B divisional headquarters.

The remains of the two policemen were said to have been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital in Kabba, while the injured are said to be undergoing treatment at a private hospital.

When contacted for his reaction, the police public relations officer, William Aya could not be reached at the time of filing the report.


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