Three police men on duty have been reportedly killed in a gunfight with hoodlums during an early-morning attack on a police station in Kogi State.
Metronetworknews gathered that the attack occurred at about 2am on Saturday at the police station located in Ogaminana, a community in Adavi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Sources said residents were alerted when they began to hear gunshots from the police station.
According to them, the gunmen, numbering about six, attacked the police station from different directions and succeeded in killing some of the personnel on duty.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Kogi, state command, William Aya confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday.
“On Saturday, the command received a report of the unfortunate incident at Adavi Police Division where some hoodlums attacked the station from the opposite direction, shooting sporadically, but were repelled by the men on duty and operatives of the Quick Response Unit who were on special operations at the local government,” he stated.
According to the PPRO, the command lost three of its officers during the gunfight while the hoodlums fled with gunshot wounds as they could not get access to the station.
He noted that the Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Edward Egbuka, has ordered the deployment of a team of tactical operatives to the area to restore normalcy, adding that he also asked the operatives to go after the hoodlum and ensure they were arrested and made to face justice.
He called on the people of Adavi and the adjoining communities to be on the lookout and report anybody seen with bullet wounds to the nearest police post or any other security agencies.