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Gunmen Invade Kogi Police Station, One Killed

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One person was killed as massive attack by gunmen said to be over 30 on Kogi, Okene Area Command of Police in the late hours of Sunday was foiled by security operatives, hunters and local vigilance groups, the State government has said.

Kingsley Fanwo, Kogi Commissioner for Information and Communications who said this in a statement that local hunters, men of the State Vigilante Service collaborated with other security operatives to spontaneously foil the attack with one of the gunmen killed.

He added that two motorcycles, arms, ammunition and explosives were recovered from the gunmen who were forced to flee as a result of the swift response by the security operatives.

“The superior firepower of the combined security network of the state ensured one of them was gunned down immediately while others ran away with various degrees of gun wounds. Two of their motorcycles were recovered as well as various arms and ammunition. Also, explosives meant to shatter the command were immediately detonated by experts.

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“No innocent lives were lost, instead, the criminals were the ones that received gun wounds and lost one of them on the spot.

“We call on traditional medical homes and other medical facilities to report anyone with gun wounds to the nearest security formation as our local hunters are giving them a run for their money in the bush right now. We shall keep you updated on developments.

“The Governor, His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Bello wishes to assure all Kogites and residents of the state that he will do everything humanly possible to secure their lives and property.”

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