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Kogi Police confirms attack on INEC Commissioner, vows to go after gun men



Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Bethrand Onuoha
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Kogi State Police Command has confirmed gunmen attack on the residence of the Resident Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Commissioner, Dr Hale Longpet in the early hours of Friday.

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, William Ovye Aya which was made available to CAPITAL POST, quoted the Commissioner of Police to have ordered investigation into the heinous act. adsbygoogle || []).push({});">

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The Police said they will investigate and bring the pepetrators to book.

The statement read:

“The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Bethrand C. Onuoha, has order for a thorough investigation into the attack on the Quarters of the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner.

“The Command received distress today 1/12/2023 at about 0311hrs on the attack by unknown armed hoodlums who stormed the Quarters of the REC, INEC and started shooting sporadically.

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“The Police guards on duty at the residence engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and denied them access to the premises.

“Meanwhile, the Sienna Bus they came with was seen burnt to ashes at the frontage of the house. Immediately, the Commissioner of Police deployed a reinforcement Team of Tactical Operatives to the scene while trailing the hoodlums. He commended the guards on duty for their bravery and diligence.

“The Commissioner while condemning the attacks, tasked the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to commence investigation with a view to apprehending the perpetrators and bringing them to deserved justice.

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“The CP, while assuring the good people of Kogi State of the Command’s unwavering commitment to guarantee the safety of lives and property of all law abiding citizens, urged them to collaborate with the Security Agencies by way of volunteering credible and timely information on the activities of Criminal elements in the State to enable Prompt and commensurate response.”

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