Gunmen allegedly kill six soldiers, freed 240 inmates in Kogi.

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Gunmen allegedly kill six soldiers, freed 240 inmates in Kogi.

No fewer than four soldiers on Monday at the road block near correctional Medium Security facility in kabba have been reportdly killed by rampaging gunmen ,who later freed 240 inmates in the prison.

Confirming the attack, commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo said two security operatives lost their lives in the attack.

According to the information commissioner ,the State Security Adviser, Commander Jerry Omodara (rtd) is currently at the Centre with the Kogi State Commissioner of Police and the Commander, Army Records, Lokoja.

He said Security Agencies have zeroed in to ensure those who escaped are rearrested as well as trail the masterminds of the attack.

“We have confidence in our security agencies to unmask the masterminds responsible for the attack and get them apprehended.
Our security network has led to the rearrest of majority of the inmates that escaped as some have also come back to the centre on their own.
“Security agencies, traditional rulers and local hunters are working in synergy to ensure normalcy.
“We urge Kogi citizens and citizens of neighbouring states to help volunteer information that will ensure the apprehension of the masterminds of the dastardly act.

“Our people should go about their normal businesses as security agencies are doing their best to ensure security of lives and property in the face of the unfortunate breach.

 

 




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