Over 30 suspected bandits, in the late hours of Sunday, attacked Okene Area Command of the Nigeria Police Force in Kogi State.
One Confirmed Killed As Over 30 Bandits Attack Kogi Police Command
we learnt that one bandit was killed, while several others ran to their enclaves during the exchange of firearms between the criminals and the security personnel.
In a statement on Sunday night by Kingsley Fanwo, Commissioner for Information in the State, he said the bandits bowed to superior firepower of security operatives.
According to him, the bandits were shown the strength and efficacy of the Kogi security architecture as local hunters, and men of the State Vigilante Service collaborated with other security operatives to spontaneously foil the attack.
He said the onslaught against the gunmen was coordinated by the Executive Chairmen of Local Government Areas in Kogi Central and the SSA on Security to the Governor in charge of Kogi Central.
According to the statement, the superior firepower of the combined security network of the State ensured one of them was gunned down immediately, while others ran away with various degrees of gun wounds.
He added that two of their motorcycles were recovered, as well as various arms and ammunition.
Also, explosives meant to shatter the command were immediately detonated by experts.
He said no innocent life was lost.