Gunmen attack checkpoint, Kill two Navy officers in Kogi.

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Suspected gunmen on Wednesday evening attacked a military checkpoint in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State, killing two men of the Nigerian Navy.
It was reliably gathered that the Navy officers were attacked at about 7 pm on Wednesday at the check point in Okene while resuming duty.
The suspected gunmen numbering seven who arrived the check point was said to have open gunfire on the Navy officers that were on duty.
The sources said immediately they were done, the escaped from the check point as they speed to avoid been confronted.
However, the Chairman of the Local Government, Hon Abdulmumin Muhammad has confirmed the story  in a statement.
The statement which was issued through the office of the Special Adviser to the
Chairman said the Navy officers were five in number and resuming for duty as at the time of the attack.
“Two officers have been confirmed dead and two were injured and currently in receiving treatment in hospital. One officer escaped unhurt.
According to the statement, the team of five soldiers were attacked by the gunmen just while they were resuming for duty at the checkpoint axis of the local government.
When contacted, the Public Relation Officer of the Navy Aidi Simi said “my command will get to you shortly…we are trying to take charge of the situation”.




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