Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Kogi church, mosque killings: Suspects arrested in Edo

THE police claimed on Wednesday to have arrested three suspects in connection with the Monday and Tuesday gun attacks in Okene, Kogi State, in which a total of 24 persons, including two soldiers, were killed.

The Kogi State Police Command said the suspects were arrested at a hide-out on Idare Hills of Okene following a tip-off and after a brutal gun exchange between the police and the suspected criminals.

Among the arrested is a 50-year old woman. The suspects were said to have opened fire on sighting the policemen in their hide-out with the leader of the suspects sustaining gunshot wounds.

The wounded leader, named Yekini Isah, was said to have been picked up later in Edo State while receiving traditional treatment for his injury.

The arrest was confirmed by the Police headquarters in a statement by Force deputy spokesman, Frank Mba, on Wednesday.  Read More on this Article

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