Police repel attack on station in Kogi, launch manhunt for attackers with gunshot wound

Nigeria Police Officers
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The Kogi state police command has asked resident to report anyone seen with gunshot wounds to the nearest police station or security agencies.

The Police spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, in a statement, said some gunmen who were wounded in a battle with officers of the Adogo police station in Ajaokuta, Kogi State, are on the run.

He said the police had repelled an heavy attack by the gunmen on the station on Sunday.

“The State Police Command is appealing to members of the public, to report anybody seen with bullet wound of any sort to the nearby Police Station or other security agencies, please,” Mr. Ojukwu said.

The gunmen were said to have unleashed the heavy attack from three different directions: Okene, Ajaokuta and another route.

Mr. Ojukwu said it was obvious the gunmen were intent on carting away police arms. He said the police successfully evacuated the arms from the station to safety.

He said police officers on duty returned fire, although the attackers launched a heavy dynamite which demolished and set part of the station on fire.

He also added that there was no casualty from the attack on the side of the police although some of the gunmen escaped with bullet wounds.

He said the area has been reinforced while frantic efforts are ongoing to track down the fleeing hoodlums.

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