A divisional police officer, six officers and men of the Nigeria police and one civilian were killed on Thursday in Isanlu, Kogi State when a gang of armed robbers launched an attack on a branch of a first-generation bank in the town.
Among those killed were the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the town, five other Policemen and two Policewomen.
While the DPO, the two policewomen and four policemen were killed at the Police Station, one policeman was killed at the bank’s premises.
The other victim, a male civilian, died when a stray bullet hit him.
The armed robbers invaded the Police Station about 1 p.m. and opened fire on all officers and men on duty.
The Police Station close to the bank was completely destroyed by the armed robbers who also set free all detainees in the detention facility.
The robbers later proceeded to the bank branch in the area where they killed one of the policemen on duty and carted away money.
They were said to have stormed the town in two vehicles – a bus and a car – with which they also escaped from the town.
The car, believed to have been snatched from its owner, was later abandoned around