Two Police officers have been reportedly killed in an early morning Friday attack on a police station at Eika community in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The attack carried out by unknown gunmen,it was gathered, occurred at about 1am
It was also learnt that immediately the bandits arrived they opened fire on the policemen on duty, killing them, alongside a detainee
The heavily armed men, said to be about 10, later set the station ablaze and proceeded to the house of Sadiq Obomi, Chairman, Eika Community Development Association, and killed him.
The State Commissioner of Police, Abdulahi Chafe, confirmed the incident, promising to provide details later.
However, a resident of Eika community who is also a member of a local vigilante group, said that the gunmen came in two vehicles and started shooting into the air as they made their way to the police station.
He said the gunmen later escaped after the operation, which he said, lasted almost two hours.
Security men have been deployed in the community to maintain peace.