On Wednesday, gunmen attacked a military checkpoint in the local self-government of Okena in the state of Kogi and killed two members of the Nigerian navy.
It was gathered that the sailors were attacked around 7 pm, continuing their duty at the checkpoint in Okene.
The armed attackers, numbering about seven, came to the checkpoint and were said to have opened fire on the ship’s on-duty staff.
When they were finished, the source escaped from the checkpoint and ran off to avoid apprehension.
Local Government Council Chairman Abdulmumin Muhammad confirmed the incident in a statement.
The statement, issued by the office of the special adviser to the chairman, states that the ship’s staff numbered five people and that they resumed their duties when attacked.
“It has been confirmed that two police officers are dead, and two were injured and are currently being treated at the hospital. One police officer escaped unharmed, “the statement said.
When Punch contacted the Navy’s public relations officer, Aidi Simi said, “My command will get you soon; we are trying to take control of the situation. “
He was not yet due to return at the time of filing this report.