Three police officers and five vigilantes were on Saturday afternoon killed by gunmen who ambushed them at Jidda-Bassa community in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State
A reliable source who craved anonymity, said some persons living in Jidda-Bassa community reported to the Divisional Police Officer that some unknown people had attacked their farms, carting away produce.
Following the report, the source said the DPO mobilised some of his men and the vigilantes to the scene, but before they could get to the farm, they were ambushed by some unknown gunmen.
It was learnt that during the attack, three policemen and five vigilantes were killed.
The source further said that the bodies of the victims had been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre’s mortuary.
Kogi State government confirmed the report through the Security Adviser to the state governor, Jerry Omodara, assuring that those behind the crime must be arrested.