On Wednesday, the Nigerian police announced the deaths of two of their patrol officers who had been shot and killed in Kogi State by gunmen.
According to SP William Aya, the State Police Public Relations Officer, who corroborated the report, the cops were slain in an attack on Wednesday morning.
However, Aya withheld the names of the police officers and claimed that the command was already pursuing the attackers.
He said, “Today, 21/12/2022 the Command received the unfortunate report of an attack on the Police patrol team along Agbaja road, Lokoja. The hoodlums emerged from the bush and attacked the team when they arrived for their routine patrol.
“However, the Command lost two of its personnel during the gun duel with the hoodlums as they fled before the re-enforcement team arrived.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Akeem A. Yusuf, psc (+), fdc, immediately deployed a team of tactical operatives to the area while trailing the hoodlums to apprehend and bring them to book.
“He further directs the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Investigation to commence investigation into the incident.
“The Commissioner of Police also uses this medium to call on the people of the area to assist the Police with credible information on the identity of the hoodlums to enable the Command to curtail their act of criminality.”