- Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Friday attacked the Okehi Police Area Command in Kogi state, killing an inspector on duty
- Also, it was learnt that part of the area command office was razed by dynamite used by the attackers
- Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Kogi state Police Command, Edward Egbuka has immediately ordered the deployment of additional operational assets
In what can be described as another sad day in the history of Nigeria, gunmen have attacked a police station in the Eika-Ohizenyi area of Okehi LGA, Kogi state. The gunmen were said to have attacked the station with explosives in the early hours of Friday, June 24.
During the incident, a police inspector was killed while a section of the station was damaged, Channels TV reports.
William Aya, Kogi police spokesperson, confirmed the attack in a statement.
Aya noted that Edward Egbuka, Kogi police commissioner, has visited the scene of the incident, adding that additional operational assets have been deployed to the area.
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The statement read in part.
“Meanwhile, part of the area command office was razed by dynamite used by the attackers,” the Kogi police spokesperson said.
“Sadly, a police inspector died in the exchange of fire with the hoodlums, before the area commander and a detachment of military in the area reinforced the scene of the incident and the attackers fled.”
APC presidential primary: Yahaya Bello’s group faults Tinubu’s emergence
Meanwhile, Yahaya Bello Presidential Campaign Organisation has faulted the emergence of Bola Tinubu as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
They made this known in a statement on Wednesday, June 8 titled, 'Yahaya Bello remains the hero of the oppressed.'
In the statement issued by the group’s spokesman, Yemi Kolapo, and seen by Legit.ng, the exercise was described as a process that was compromised.
Part of the statement read:
“The All Progressives Congress’ presidential primary elections have come and gone. The process was largely peaceful but highly compromised.
“This is however not new in a country where democracy is defined as the government of the oppressors by the oppressors and for the oppressors."