Gunmen, on Wednesday morning in Lokojà, killed two policemen and fatally wounded two others who are now hospitalised.
The state police spokesman, William Aya, confirmed the attack on the policemen in a statement on Wednesday in Lokojà.
The slain policemen were on patrol duty with their colleagues on Agbaja-Lokoja road when gunmen emerged from bush and opened fire on them.
“The hoodlums emerged from the bush and attacked the team when they arrived for their routine patrol.
“However, the Command, lost two of its personnel during the gun duel with the hoodlums as they fled before the re-enforcement team arrived,” Aya said in the statement.
He confirmed that the State Commissioner of Police, Akeem Yusuf, has deployed a team of tactical operatives to the area while trailing the hoodlums to apprehend and bring them to book.
“He further directs the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Investigation to commence investigation into the incident.
“The Commissioner of Police also uses this medium to call on the people of the area to assist the Police with credible information on the identity of the hoodlums to enable the Command to curtail their act of criminality,” Aya stated.