by ‘Jola Sotubo
Unidentified gunmen yesterday invaded the area police station at Osara in the Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The attack, the motive for which is yet to be identified, left three police officers and one passerby dead. The assailants reportedly used explosives as well as guns during the operation which started at about 10pm.
The gunmen were said to have shot sporadically to scare all the villagers and the students from the neighbouring polytechnic away before proceeding with their attack.
An eyewitness said some of the villagers scampered into the bush to avoid being victims.
The villager who died in the attack was said to be visiting a friend who lives near the police station. He was hit by a stray bullet while running from the gunmen.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Romanus Nwaneri, who confirmed the incident said investigation was ongoing on the motive of the attack, stressing that the gunmen were unable to get any weapon from their armory.