Nov 12, 2013 – Gunmen Bomb Lokoja, Kogi Police Station, 3 Police Officers Killed
On Sunday, some gunmen attacked a local police station in Lokoja, Kogi State killing 3 policemen on duty and another person.
According to witnesses, 20 gunmen bombed the police station with a dynamite around 10pm on Sunday and fired shots sporadically to cause tension at the station’s gate.
The attack which happened in Osara, Adavi LGA of Kogi State lasted for about 3 hours
Some students of Osara polytechnic adjacent the station said many villagers ran into the bush to avoid the attack.
One of the villagers who was killed in the attack tried to escape but he was hit by a stray bullet while running from the gunmen..
Kogi state Police spokesman, Mr. Romanus Nwaneri, who confirmed the incident said investigation was ongoing on the motive of the attack, stressing that the attackers were unable to get any weapon from their armory.