Kogi State Commissioner of Police (CP), Edward Egbuka has vowed to trail the perpetrators of the attacks on a Police Divisional Station and killing of three police in Adavi Local Government Area of the state to bring them to book.

The unknown gunmen had early hours of Saturday attacked the Divisional Police Station killing three officers.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Aya copy of which was made available to newsmen in Lokoja.

Egbuka explained that he had deployed a team of tactical operatives to the area and restored normalcy while trailing the hoodlums to apprehend and bring them to book.

The CP called on the people of Adavi and the adjoining communities to be on the lookout and report anybody seen with bullet wounds to the Police or any other security forces nearest to them.

He, therefore, directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Investigation Units to commence an investigation into the incident.

Aya explained that the Command has received a report of the unfortunate incident at Adavi Police Division where some hoodlums attacked the station from the opposite direction shooting sporadically, noting that the hoodlums were repelled by the men on duty and operatives of the Quick Response Unit who were on special operations at the Local Government.

“However, the Command lost three of its officers during the gun duel, while the hoodlums fled with gunshot wounds as they could not get access to the Station. 

Meanwhile, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed responsibility for the attack. 

The attack in Kogi was the first known incident involving the Islamic State affiliate in North-central Nigeria. It also comes days after the group claimed its first known attack in Taraba, Northeast.

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