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Gunmen Kill Two Policemen, Kidnap Expatriates in Kogi


By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja

Barely four weeks after two Police officers and an expatriate was killed in a kidnapping attempt in Ajaokuta, the unknown gunmen has killed another two police officers and Kidnapped two white men at Obajana.

The incident which occurred at about 5.00 pm in evening on Monday at Obajana, community host of Dangote Cement in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State.

It was learnt that some hoodlums have stormed the Obajana Community to kidnap expatriate and the. Police was said to have resisted the Kidnapping attempt,

Eye witness told the newsmen that following resistance from thew
Police.,the hoodlums were said to have opened fire on the police who were trying to kidnap as the expatriates.

It was gathered  that suspected gunmen abducted two white men at the construction site.

The Police Public Relation Officer, Mr. William Aya who confirmed the incident, said unknown gunmen numbering about 15 engaged police guard on duty at a construction site along the Obajana-Oshokoshoko road in a gun battle, adding that two of them died in the process while the expatriate was kidnapped in the process.

He explained  the Commissioner of Police immediately directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of operations alongside other operatives to move to the bushes for the possible rescue of the abducted expatriate.

Aya said the Police Commissioner has personally visited the scene of the incident, assuring that all efforts were being made to rescue the kidnapped expatriate.


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