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Gunmen attack police station, kill 3 personnel in Kogi


Suspected gunmen have killed 3 policemen in an attack on Adavi Police Divisional Headquarters, Kogi State.

Solacebase reports that, Adavi Local Government Chairman, Joseph Omuya Salami , who confirmed the incident said it occurred in the early hours of Saturday.

A statement issued by Engr. M. Jamiu Habeeb, SA Media &Publicity, Adavi LG, on Saturday said,’’the Chief Security Officer of Adavi local government, Hon. Joseph Omuya Salami has confirmed that suspected gunmen attacked the Department of Quick Response Unit deployed to Kogi Central in Adavi Police Divisional Headquarters and killed three officers during the shootout.’’

It said the council boss promptly rushed to the police station around 12:45:am when the information got to him.

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‘’The unknown gunmen came around a few minutes past 0:00hrs, engaged policemen, but were later repelled by the Galant Officers. Unfortunately, three police operatives paid the supreme price during the shootout, ‘’the statement said.

‘’The council boss expressed concern over the ugly incident, and felt sorry for the lives that were lost in the course of duty.’’

‘’He condoled with Nigeria Police, the family of the deceased, and assured his readiness by making sure they are apprehended and brought to book. He further charged every concerned citizen and residents of Adavi to help provide intelligent information should in case they notice suspicious moves or see strange faces within the vicinity.’’

“It is a terrible situation, we must therefore join hands and cooperate with security agencies to ensure that the peace we have been enjoying is sustained. I know the effort the government of his Excellency Alh. Yahaya Bello is putting in place to free the state from all forms of criminality, and we will continue to do our best to ensure that our land is safe”, the council boss concluded in the statement.

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