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Gunmen target Kogi police station

22 September 2014, 16:06

Abuja - Police have repelled an attack on one one of their stations in Kogi State by unknown gunmen.

Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer, confirmed an attempt to attack the Adogo Police Station, in the Ajaokuta Local Government Area on Sunday evening.

“Unknown gunmen unleashed a heavy from different directions of Okene, Ajaokuta, and one other route, apparently desirous of carting away police arms. The policemen on duty swiftly took positions and returned fire. The heavy dynamite launched by the attackers, demolished and set fire on part of the station,” the statement said.

Ojukwu added that the desire of the hoodlums to cart away arms was aborted, as the police successfully evacuated the arms from the station, to safety.

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He said no human casualty was recorded on the part of police but some of hoodlums escaped with bullet wounds.

Ojukwu said the area had been reinforced and frantic efforts were ongoing to track-down the fleeing hoodlums.

Meanwhile, the State Police Command is appealing to members of the public, to report anybody seen with bullet wounds, of any sort, to the nearby police station or other security agencies.

- CAJ News

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