Police Confirm Arrest Of Bandits In Kogi, Recover Guns, Phones


From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja




The Kogi Command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of three armed robbers who invaded a POS Shop at Ogidi Community in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the state.

The Police recovered one single barrel gun and phones in course of its operations which led to the arrest of the robbers.

The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, said the success story followed his earlier directive to all the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, operational and tactical Commanders as well as intelligence Officers to secure public places and guaranteed a safe and secure environment for all.


CP Ayuba Ede


The Operatives of Operation Puff Adder II attached to Iyara Division received a report that on Tuesday at about 11:pm, three armed men invaded a POS shop at Ogidi, attacked the operator, inflicted injury on him and forcefully collected unspecified amount of money from him.

Consequent upon the report, the Operatives of Operation Puff Adder II promptly swung into action through an intelligence led operation trailed the suspects to their hideout and were arrested. Items recovered from them include one single barrel gun, phones.

The suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.

The Commissioner of Police reassures members of the public of the Commands level of commitment in synergy with other security agencies in the State to ensure adequate protection of lives and properties.

He called on the public to sharpen their power of observation and volunteer credible and timely information on the activities of criminal elements in the State.