Two constables killed in Kogi police station attack

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Two police constables were reportedly killed early Thursday morning as gunmen numbering about 12 invaded the Osara police station in Adavi Local Government Area, Kogi State.

Accounts have it that the yet-to-be identified hoodlums invaded the police station around 2am, shooting indiscriminately and throwing the sleepy community into confusion.

According to the account, the hoodlums on gaining entry into the station went straight into the armoury where they carted away arms and ammunition.

They reportedly broke open the cells and released the detainees in custody.

The two policemen who tried to resist were said to have been gunned down while two others that were critically injured are said to be responding to treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.

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

A sources living close to the police station said the attack may not be unconnected with the arrest of some hoodlums on Monday who allegedly confessed to be working for an unnamed former LG chairman from the area.

When contacted, the Kogi Police Command Public Relations Officer, Willy Aya, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), confirmed the incident, but said no life was lost.

He however said that two injured cops were responding to treatment at the hospital.

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