Gunmen have killed three police officers during an early-morning attack on a police station in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Gunmen Kill Three Police Officers In Kogi
The commissioner of police, Edward Egbuka confirmed the attack in a statement issued in Lokoja by police spokesperson in Kogi, William Ovye-Aya.
Mr Egbuka said the three officers died during a gun duel with the gunmen, who took the officers on duty at the Adavi Division by surprise.
The commissioner, who described the attack as callous and painful, said tthe police is working to bring the perpetrators of the incident to book.
The statement reads, “Early Saturday morning, the command received a report of an unfortunate incident at Adavi police division, where some hoodlums attacked the station.
“They shot sporadically, but were repelled by our men and operatives of the Quick Response Unit who were on special operations at Adavi Local Government Area.
“Unfortunately, the command lost three of its officers to the gun duel, while the hoodlums fled with gunshot wounds as they could not get access into the station.
“Consequently, a team of tactical operatives was deployed and it swiftly restored normalcy to the area. Operatives are trailing the hoodlums with a view to apprehending and bringing them to book.”
Egbuka condoled with the families of the deceased police officers, adding that they made the force proud.
KanyiDaily had also reported how gunmen killed an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during voters registration in Imo State.