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Unknown gunmen numbering about 12 invaded the Osara police station in Adavi local government area of Kogi state on Thursday morning, May 19.

Two police constables were reportedly killed by the gunmen while two others were critically injured and are receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, The Nation reports.

The assailants were said to have stormed the police station at about 2am, shooting indiscriminately.
Report has it that after they gained entry into the station, they headed straight for the armoury, carting away arms and ammunition.

They reportedly broke open the cells and released those who were being detained at the station.

They also allegedly set ablaze a vehicle parked at the station during the attack.
The gunmen were said to have operated for over two hours without any challenge from security officials.

According to sources living close to the police station, the attack may not be unconnected with the arrest of some hoodlums on Monday who allegedly confessed to be working for an unnamed former local government chairman from the area.

Willy Aya, the Kogi police command public relations officer confirmed the incident.
He however, said no life was lost and two injured policemen were responding to treatment at the hospital.
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