Terrorists bomb police area command in Kogi, kill Inspector on duty

Terrorists bomb police area command in Kogi, kill Inspector on duty

The Okehi Area Command of the Nigeria Police Force has been attacked by suspected terrorists who killed an Inspector on duty.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, William Ovye Aya, revealed this in a statement on Friday.

He added that part of the area command office was destroyed by the dynamite used by the attackers.

Police Inspector died during an exchange of gunfire with the terrorists, according to Aya.

The Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP, formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād had claimed responsibility for over five attacks in Kogi State in the last two months.

On April 23, gunmen attacked a police station in the same Adavi LGA in the state, which resulted in the death of three police officers.

Some days later, ISWAP claimed responsibility for the attack.

On May 11, there was an explosion at a bar in Lewu Junction area of Kabba town, Kogi.

The explosion claimed three lives out of the 16 persons affected.

Two weeks later, another explosion happened at another bar in Kabbah-Bunu LGA.

The group claimed responsibility for both explosions.

Kabba is the headquarters of the Kabba/Bunnu LGA and the people speak a dialect of Yoruba called Owe.

The town is less than 10 minutes drive to Akunnu-Akoko and Ajowa-Akoko in Ondo State and less than 20 minutes to Omuo in Ekiti State.

ISWAP in June also claimed responsibility for the explosion that led to the death of two persons during an annual festival in the Idoji area of Okene, Kogi State.

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