Two policemen were allegedly gunned down on Wednesday by armed robbers during an attack on the branch of a bank in Odo-Ere, the headquarters of Yagba West Local Government, Kogi State.
The robbers, it was gathered, stormed the bank around 4.20pm, shooting sporadically, before gaining entrance to the bank.
A source said that the robbers operated freely despite the closeness of a divisional police headquarters to the financial institution.
Another source, Tope Daramola, however, said one of the policemen might have survived the attack as he was later taken to the hospital by the patrol van of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad stationed between the borders of Kogi and Kwara states.
He said, “Two policemen attached to the bank were killed, but as of today, we heard that one of them survived. Though I was not at the scene, I heard all that happened from our people that were around that place as it was happening.
“The bank operated that day. This should be the third attack where they (robbers) operated unchallenged, and we have a divisional police headquarters there.
“The Special anti-Robbery Squad manning the border between Kogi and Kwara states came, and carried their dead colleagues away.”
When contacted, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, Willy Aya, said he was on a journey and could not speak on a matter he was not aware of. He promised to call our correspondent back but never did as of the time of filing this report.