Gunmen attack Kogi police station


Unknown gunmen unleashed heavy attack on Adogo Police Station, in the Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State, from different directions of Okene, Ajaokuta, and one other route, in an apparent effort to cart away Police arms.

According to a by Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations, the Policemen on duty, swiftly took positions and returned fire but the heavy dynamite launched by the attackers, demolished and set fire on part of the Station.

The desire of the hoodlums to cart away arms, was aborted, as the Police successfully evacuated the arms from the Station, to safety.

As at the time of this report, no human casualty was recorded on the part of Police, while some of hoodlums, escaped with bullet wounds.

However, the area has been reinforced while frantic efforts are ongoing to track-down the fleeing hoodlums.

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has directed all Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in charge of Zonal Commands, State Command Commissioners of Police and other Police field Commanders to put measures to stem the increasing rate of illegal sale of babies in the country.

While reiterating that all the Motherless Babies Homes and Centres in their respective domains should be properly monitored and nip in the bud the trafficking of babies, the IGP directed that all Police personnel should be thoroughly lectured on this subject.

The IGP therefore called on the members of the public to furnish the Police with the necessary information that will help in addressing this heinous crime.

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