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Eight policemen, one civilian feared killed in Kogi bank robbery
Nine people, including eight police officers and one non military personnel, were dreaded killed yesterday in Isanlu, Kogi State when a group of furnished looters propelled an assault on the part of an original bank in the town.
Among those slaughtered were the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the town, five other police officers and two cops.
Sources demonstrated that while the DPO, the two cops and four police officers were murdered at the police headquarters, one cop was gunned down at the bank’s premises. The other casualty, a male regular citizen, kicked the bucket when a wanderer shot hit him.
The equipped burglars were said to have attacked the police headquarters at about 1.00 p.m. furthermore, started shooting at all officials and men on the job.
The source said the station was totally demolished by the equipped looters who likewise set free all prisoners at the confinement office.
The burglars later continued to the bank where they executed one of the cops on the job and trucked away cash.
An observer, Mr. Segun Thomas, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the theft activity endured very nearly 60 minutes.
“The burglars came in two vehicles, a transport and a vehicle, with which they likewise got away from the town,” he said.
NAN discovered that the vehicle, accepted to have been grabbed from its proprietor, was later surrendered around Kizito College, Isanlu.
Mr. William Aya, the representative of the police order in Kogi, affirmed the episode and the intrusion of the police headquarters, yet included that the setback figure was “still foggy.”
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ede Ayuba, has dispatched the Deputy Commissioner of Police accountable for the activity, to Isanlu to learn the genuine circumstance,” he said.
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