How Gunmen Kill 2 Expatriates, 2 Police Inspectors In Kogi

By Damilare Adeleye
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Two expatriates, two police inspectors including two drivers have been killed in Kogi State, after gunmen unleashed attack on their convoy around Lokoja-Ajaokuta road.

It was learnt that the expatriates were of West Africa Ceramics Company Ajaokuta, Kogi State.

SP William Ovye-Aya, Kogi Police Command's Public Relations Officer, revealed this on Saturday in a statement in Lokoja.

He disclosed that the six victims died in the exchange of fire with the attackers along Lokoja-Ajaokuta road around 8 p.m on Friday.

The spokesperson said the expatriates were being escorted by police to the Ceramic company that evening, when the gunmen attacked them.

He said that the Area Commander and a detachment of Military in the area had to reinforced to the scene of incident before the attackers took to their heels.

He added that the Kogi Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, had visited the scene for an on-the-spot assessment.

The CP has equally ordered the deployment of additional operational assets consisting of Operatives of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Quick Response Unit, State Intelligence Bureau in synergy with other security agencies to restore normalcy in the area, he said.

“The CP is assuring the public that the Command is committed to working in synergy with other security agencies as well as patriotic stakeholders to make the State a safe and secure place for all and sundry.

“He has further asked the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to commence investigations into the unfortunate incident so as to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the attack with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book, ” Ovye-Aya noted.