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Unknown gunmen On Saturday, laid ambush on securitymen at Jidda-Bassa community in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi state, killing three police officers and five vigilantes.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that some residents in Jidda-Bassa community had reported to the Divisional Police Officer that some unknown people attacked their farms, carting away produce.
it was further gathered that the DPO mobilised some of his men and the vigilantes to the scene, but before they could get to the farm, they were ambushed by some unknown gunmen.
A source said “during the attack three policemen and five vigilantes were killed..
The source added that the bodies of the victims have been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre’s mortuary.
Meanwhile, the Kogi state government has vowed to arrest those behind the killings.
Security Adviser to the Kogi state governor, Jerry Omodara made this known while confirming the attack on a telephone conversation with our correspondent in Lokoja.
He said the state government will take proactive steps to arrest the situation pointing out that all those involved in the killings will surely be apprehended.
Omodara added that the state government is doing its best to curb criminal elements in the state.
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