BREAKING: Three Policemen, five Vigilante operatives shot dead

BREAKING: Three Policemen, five Vigilante operatives shot dead

Gunmen on Saturday afternoon ambushed some security personnels in the Jidda-Bassa community of Kogi state’s Ajaokuta Local Government Areas, killing three police officers and five vigilantes.

According to reliable sources, some residents of the Jidda-Bassa community reported to the DPO that unknown people had attacked their farms.

The source said that the DPO dispatched some of his men and vigilantes to the scene, but they were ambushed by gunmen before they could reach the farm.

Three police officers and five vigilantes were killed on the spot during the attack, according to the source.

It was also gathered that the victims’ bodies have been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre mortuary.

Meanwhile, Kogi State government has vowed to get those behind the killing of the security men.

While confirming the incident, the Security Adviser to the Kogi State governor, Commodore Jerry Omodara (rtd) made this known on Saturday.

He stated that some security personnel, including police officers and vigilantes, were dispatched to the scene where some members of the community were complaining about.

Unfortunately, they were ambushed by gunmen, who killed three police officers and five vigilantes on the spot.

He stated that the state government will take proactive measures to arrest the situation, and that all those involved in the killing will undoubtedly be apprehended.

Omodara added that the state government is doing everything possible to combat criminals in the state, and that any attempt by hoodlums to make the state unsafe will be dealt with by the state government.

He urged the people of the community to be calm and government will get those unkwon gunmen as the security architect are already working around the clock.

He also sympathised with the family of the security that lost their lives during the ambush.

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