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KOGI: Hoodlums kill two police officers during routine patrol

TWO policemen were reportedly killed by hoodlums in the early hours of yesterday during a routine patrol along Agbaja Road in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State.

The hoodlums were said to have escaped with bullet wounds into the bush.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP William Aya, confirmed the attack in a statement yesterday.

Aya said, “The command lost two of its personnel during the gun duel with the hoodlums as they fled before the re-enforcement team arrived. He said the Commissioner of Police, Akeem A. Yusuf, immediately deployed a team of tactical operatives in the area while trailing the hoodlums to apprehend and bring them to book.

The PPRO continued by saying that the command had mandated an investigation into the horrific incident in an effort to identify those responsible and hold them accountable.

He added that in order for the command to stop the criminal activities of the hoodlums, the CP had appealed to the locals to provide them with reliable information so as to be able to identify them.

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