An inspector who was on duty was killed in an early-Friday morning attack by unidentified gunmen on the Okehi Police Area Command.
According to reports, the fully-armed terrorists attacked the police command at around 12:30 am on Friday.
Additionally, it was discovered that the assailants’ use of dynamite caused damage to a portion of the local command office.
In a statement given to DAILY POST on Friday, Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, William Ovye Aya, confirmed the occurrence.
According to Aya, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, visited the location for an on-the-spot assessment following the attacks at Okehi Area Command in the early hours of Friday.
According to him, the Commissioner of Police has also directed the deployment of additional operational assets, including members of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Quick Response Unit, and State Intelligence Bureau, who will work in coordination with other security agencies to restore normalcy to the area.
Before the Area Commander and a local military detachment arrived and the attackers left, a Police Inspector died in a gunfight with the thugs, the source continued.
In order to make the state a safe and secure place for everyone, Aya reaffirmed that the command is committed to cooperating with other security agencies and patriotic stakeholders.
He claimed that the State Criminal Probe Department (SCID) deputy of the police commissioner has been given further instructions to begin an investigation into the sad situation.
Three on-duty police officers were slain a few months ago when attackers opened fire on a police formation in the Adavi Local Government Area.