ISWAP claims responsibility for killing three police officers in Kogi

The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed responsibility for an attack on a police station in Kogi state that killed three officers.

In the early hours of Saturday, April 23, 2022, gunmen assaulted the Ogaminana Police Station in Kogi State’s Adavi local government council area.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Kogi, William Aya, said the assailants, who struck from the opposite way, shot sporadically.

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He said that despite the command losing three officers during the gunfight, the assailants escaped with bullet wounds since they couldn’t get entrance to the station, adding that the state’s commissioner of police, CP Edward Egbuka, deployed a team of tactical operatives in the area to restore normalcy.

According to Voice of America, ISWAP stated in a statement released on Telegram that “soldiers of the caliphate attacked a police station.”

The group added that five people were killed in the raid, also claiming responsibility for an explosion that killed six people in a Taraba market on Tuesday.

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