Two policemen killed in Kogi bank robbery

Two policemen killed in Kogi bank robbery

Two policemen were said to have been gunned down wednesday during an attack on one of the first generation banks at Odo-Ere, headquarters of Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State.

It was gathered that the robbers numbering eight, stormed the bank at about 4.20p.m., shooting sporadically before gaining entrance into the bank.

A source said the robbers operated freely despite the closeness of a divisional police headquarters.

Another source, Tope Daramola, however said one of the policemen might have survived the attack as he was later taken to the hospital by the patrol van of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad stationed between the borders of Kogi and Kwara States.

He said: “Two policemen attached to the bank were killed, but as at today, we heard that one of them survived.

“Though I was not at the scene, but I heard all that happened from our people that were around that place as it was happening.

“This should be like the third attack where they (robbers) operated unchallenged, and we have a divisional police headquarters there. They never showed face once.

“The Special anti-Robbery Squad manning the border between Kogi and Kwara States came and carried their dead colleagues away.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Willy Aya, said he was on the road, travelling.

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