A gunmen attack at a Bank branch in Isanlu town in Yagba East local government area of Kogi State and a police station in the town on Thursday June 4, has left many dead.
Though details of the attack is still sketchy at the moment, it was however gathered that the robbers first stormed Isanlu Divisional Police Station where they killed those present. They thereafter proceeded to the bank where they also killed more people.
Kogi state’s police spokesperson told Daily Trust;
“Attacks on a bank and police formation was reported by civilians but I can’t give you details because the DPO on ground cannot be reached yet but the Deputy Commissioner of Police is on his way to assess the situation.”
It was alleged that the robbers operated for more than 1 hour in the Kogi community. Here are tweets which captured the gory sight below;
So sad! Armed robbers reportedly attacks First Bank and Police Station in Isanlu, Kogi state. The DPO and a number of policemen killed.
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— Wole Ayo (@woleayo9) June 4, 2020
For well over 2 hours today, at least 18 armed robbers laid siege to Isanlu in Yagba East LGA of Kogi State, killing many at the police station opposite the LG headquarters, including the DPO, as well as many civilians at First Bank – the only commercial bank in the town.
— ‘Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) June 4, 2020
Black Thursday in Isanlu Yagba East Local government of Kogi State.
Armed robbers attacked First Bank plc branch in the town killed Police DPO and many others
SAD ???? pic.twitter.com/BQ90oiaDCu
— Abiodun Bello (@Abdul_A_Bello) June 4, 2020
BLACK THURSDAY IN YAGBA EAST AREA OF KOGI STATE.
JUST IN: Armed Robbers attacked the first bank and went straight to the police station and kill all the officers on duty more than 8 officers were killed including the DPO and passerby According to reports reaching me.
— Oladapo Mikky (@OladapoMikky) June 4, 2020