Police nab 3 kidnappers, rescue 4 victims in Kogi

Unidentified gunmen shot and killed two police constables on Tuesday, May 17 when they invaded Osara police station in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State.
According to an eyewitness account, the hoodlums, numbering about 12 were said to have invaded the police station around 2.15 am on Tuesday morning, shot sporadically to confuse and scare people away.
It was added that on gaining entry into the police station, the hoodlums went straight to the armoury where they carted away arms and ammunition, and thereafter opened the police cell, releasing criminals that were detained in the cell.
It was also gathered that two policemen who tried to stop the hoodlums were gunned down, while two others were critically injured and now responding to treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.
The hoodlums, who were said to have operated for more than two hours without resistance from any quarter, allegedly set ablaze a vehicle parked at the station.
A source said the invasion might not be unconnected with the arrest and detention in that police station of some hoodlums on Monday, May 16.
Those arrested had confessed to be working for an ex-council boss who is now a member of the National Assembly, Abuja.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Willy Eya, confirmed the incident, but was silenced on the number of police casualties.
He, however, claimed that two cops who were fatally injured in the said station are now responding to treatment in the hospital at Lokoja.

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