JUST IN: Police Reacts to attack on Kogi REC’s Residence, Shares Fresh Details


The Kogi State Police Command has said it will launch a thorough investigation into an attack on the residence of the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the early hours of Friday.

In a statement issued by the Command’s spokesperson, SP William Ayah, the police confirmed that unknown gunmen stormed the quarters of the REC, firing sporadically.


Revealing the details of the attack, he said, “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.

“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.

“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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