Kogi State

Kogi State Police Confirms Jailbreak

The Nigeria Police has confirmed a jailbreak in Kogi State.

NAIJALOADED learnt that hundreds of prisoners escaped from the medium federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the State.

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police Zone 8, Ayuba Edeh, who confirmed the jail break on Monday, said the State Commissioner of Police and other heads of security agencies have swung into action.

It was gathered that gunmen in their tens attack the centre which is on the Kabba – Lokoja highway, on Sunday night through Monday morning, killing the military men keeping guard on the road before attacking the centre.

The gunmen thereafter launched attack on the prison officers before making ways to set all the prisoners free.

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Kogi State Police Arrest Four Robbery Suspects, Kidnappers Β» Naijaloaded

Four robbery and kidnap suspects have been arrested by the Kogi State Police Command.

The arrested suspects are Guda Dangana, Dogo Chure, Dekina Zhiya and Samson Nyizo, all from Bassa Local Government area of the State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) DSP William Ovye Aya, who disclosed this in a statement sent to NAIJALOADED on Wednesday evening, said the four suspects have been terrorizing Bassa Local Government and its environs

Aya stated that following credible intelligence, the suspected kidnappers and armed robbers were sighted in a compound at the new Jerusalem Oguma area in Bassa Local Government.

He said Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Bassa Division led by the DPO promptly swung into action to effect their arrest.

Items recovered from the suspects, according to Aya include one locally made Pistol, one 7.62mm ammunition, one cartridge, one G3 ammunition and two human skulls.

β€œThe suspects made useful confessions on a series of criminal activities within the Bassa axis,”

He added.

He said that the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dauda Dabban has assured members of the public that Kogi State Police Command, in collaboration with other security agencies in the State, will not rest in on its oars but will continue the onslaught against criminal elements in the State to ensure that Kogi remained the safest State in Nigeria.

Aya noted that the arrested suspects would be arraigned in court upon completion of investigation.

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