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JUST IN: Gunmen invade Kogi police station, kill two officers on duty

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Some gunmen on Tuesday invaded the police station at Gegu village on Lokoja – Abuja road, killing two of the policemen on duty.

Spokesman for Kogi State Police Command, William Aya, told newsmen in Lokoja that the gunmen also injured one of the suspects in police cell.

He said that the corpses of the slain policemen had been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, where the injured suspect is also receiving treatment.

Mr Aya said that investigation had commenced into the incident which happened at about 2:15 am.

Meanwhile, some of the villagers told newsmen that the gunmen, about five in number, came on motorcycles.

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The suspects, according to the villagers, immediately opened fire on arrival at the police station, killing two of the policemen on duty and fatally injuring one of the suspects in cell.

The incident, the villagers said, led to disruption in traffic movement in the ever busy Lokoja – Abuja road.

Normal traffic movement had since resumed on the road.

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