Gunmen have killed two officers attached to the Kogi police command, in an attack along the Agbaja road in Lokoja, the state capital.
According to the police, the officers were killed during a routine patrol on Wednesday.
William Aya, the Kogi police spokesperson, in a statement on Wednesday, said the attackers engaged in a gun duel with the officers.
“The commissioner of police, Kogi state police command, CP Akeem A. Yusuf, immediately deployed a team of tactical operatives to the area while trailing the hoodlums to apprehend and bring them to book,” Aya said.
“He further directs the deputy commissioner of police, investigation to commence an investigation into the incident.
“The commissioner of police also uses this medium to call on the people of the area to assist the police with credible information on the identity of the hoodlums to enable the command to curtail their act of criminality.”
This is not the first time police officers have been killed in Kogi in 2022.
In June, gunmen attacked a police station in the Eika-Ohizenyi area of Okehi LGA and killed a police inspector.
In July, three police officers and five vigilantes in Jidda-Bassa community of Ajaokuta LGA of the state were killed.