Two police officers were shot to death by armed robbers during an attack on the Okene branch of First Bank on Friday.
The robbers, numbering about five, invaded the premises of the bank at about 8.55a.m. and shot sporadically into the air to scare away workers and customers.
About five police officers on duty were said to have responded swiftly by engaging the invaders in a gun duel at the end of which two of the police officers were felled.
The incident disrupted commercial and other activities in and around the Old Prison Junction area where the bank is located.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Kogi, Shola Adebayo, said one of the police officers was killed on the spot while his colleague died on the way to hospital.
He said the police had started trailing the robbers as investigation into the attack had commenced.
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