2 Police Officers killed by Bank Robbers


The Police Com­mand in Kogi said on Thursday that two of its officers were killed during an invasion of a commercial bank by suspected armed robbers.

The Police Public Rela­tions Officer of the com­mand, ASP William Aya, told newsmen in Lokoja that the officers died while warding off the armed robbers that stormed a branch of UBA at Odo ere in Yagba East Local Gov­ernment Area of the state.

Aya said that the inci­dent occurred on March 28, saying that the two slain officers were ser­geants.

He said the Commis­sioner of Police, Mr Wil­son Inalegwu, had set up a committee headed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of opera­tion to investigate the in­cident.

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He also said that rein­forcement had been sent to the town to enhance se­curity of lives and proper­ty, saying that the robbers would soon be arrested.


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