On Thursday, a major robbery incident occurred in Kogi state which led to the death of Divisional Police Officer, seven other police officers and a civilian. This robbery occurred in Isanlu, Yagba East Local government area of the Kogi State on Thursday.
See how the Kogi robbery played out
It was gathered that the robbery squad visited the Isanlu community to rob a branch of First Bank in the town. But before their robbery, they branched off at the police station in the community.
At the police station, there was pandemonium as the robbers set the station on fire with a dynamite, leaving the Divisional Police Officer and seven other police officers dead.
After the blow up at the police station, the robbers marched down to the bank and again released fire, killing a customer at the bank.
During the robbery incident, there were lots of sporadic shootings and members of the community kept running to take cover from stray bullet.
Following the incident, investigation into the kogi robbery has commenced. The Kogi State Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba Ede, deployed the Anti-Robbery Squad in Isanlu to go against the bandits. The Deputy Commissioner Police in charge of Operations has also been deployed to the community.