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IGP Adamu orders manhunt for bank robbers who killed 8 policemen & a civilian in Kogi state

Valentine Chinyem

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a manhunt for the robbers who attacked Isanlu police station in Kogi state, killing eight policemen and a civilian.

Nine persons including a divisional police officer (DPO) lost their lives when dare-devil armed robbers struck in the town. a

The robbers invaded the police station, setting all the detainees free before killing the officers. After which they moved to the First bank branch in the town, where they carted away an undisclosed amount of money.

However in a series of tweet on Friday, the Nigeria police Force said IGP Adamu, has directed “a full-scale manhunt for the perpetrators of the attack”.

Adamu also deployed a team of detectives from the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the Special Tactical Squad (STS) and Federal-SARS to the state in order to arrest the perpetrators.

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered a full-scale manhunt for the perpetrators of the attack on Isanlu Police station and a commercial bank in Yagba East LGA of Kogi State on 4th June, 2020,” the tweet read.

“The IGP while condemning the incident, has deployed a team of crack detectives from the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the Special Tactical Squad (STS) and Federal-SARS to Kogi State to ensure that the criminals are apprehended and brought to book.

“The IGP has also directed the AIG of Police in charge of the Zone-8 Police Headquarters, Lokoja, AIG Yunana Babas, mni to immediately assess and review the security arrangement in Kogi State & environ so as to prevent any future occurrence of such untoward incident in the State.”