- The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a manhunt for the perpetrators of the Kogi bank robbery
- Adamu also deployed a team of crack detectives to the state to ensure that the criminals are apprehended and brought to book
- The robbers on Thursday, June 4, attacked a bank and a police station, killing many police officers and others
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a full-scale manhunt for the perpetrators of the robbery attack in Kogi state on Thursday, June 4.
The armed robbers attacked a commercial bank and Isanlu Police station in Yagba East local government area of the state.
According to a brief statement released via the official Twitter page of the Nigeria Police on Friday, June 5, the IGP has also deployed a team of crack detectives to the state to ensure that the criminals are apprehended and brought to book.
Legit.ng gathers that the crack detectives were drawn from the Intelligence Response Team, the Special Tactical Squad and Federal-SARS.
The IGP who strongly condemned the incident also directed the AIG of police in charge of the Zone-8 Police Headquarters, Lokoja, to immediately assess and review the security arrangement in Kogi state to prevent any future occurrence of such incident.
He condoled the families of the police officers and other persons who lost their lives in the course of duty during the encounter with the robbers.
The police boss also called on the Isanlu community and the entire people of Kogi state to remain calm and to avail the police with credible information that will help in the speedy arrest of the robbers.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that eight police officers were killed on Thursday when the gang of suspected armed robbers attacked a bank.
The robbers attacked the police station in the town and killed the DPO, two policewomen, and four other police officers.
After the attack on the police station, the robbers were said to have proceeded to the bank premises where one policeman was killed and another male victim died when a stray bullet hit him.
The robbery incident was confirmed by William Aya, the spokesperson of the police command in Kogi state.
Aya stated that he could not give details about the casualty figure because it was still hazy. He promised to brief the press as soon as details are available.
In another report, the Nigerian military has assured Nigerians that its troops will prevent the interstate movement of armed bandits.
The military was reacting to worries from some quarters that armed bandits could escape from states where the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies are conducting various operations at the moment, to other states.
The coordinator, defence media operations, Major-General John Enenche at a press briefing on Thursday, May 28 at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, said the military has received complains from people in the north-west and north-central parts of the country on the issue.
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