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Guber Election: Joint Security Team kills three political thugs, recovers two AK47 rifles in Kogi

A few days to the Governorship election in Kogi State, scheduled for November, 11th, the Joint Security Operation has killed three suspected political thugs in Anyigba, Eastern Senatorial District of the State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Kogi State, SP William Ovye Aya disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

The statement said the security operatives also recovered two AK47 rifles from the suspected thugs.

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While noting that the operation was carried out by officers of the Nigeria Police, Department of State Security, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on a building where political thugs are being housed by political parties, the statement added that two members of the team sustained gunshot injuries and seven suspects arrested.

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The statement reads in part, “During the Cordon and Search Operation, the Team, even after identifying themselves came under serious gun fire and in response three of the political thugs were gunned down and two AK47 rifles recovered while two members of the team sustained gunshot injuries and seven suspects arrested.

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“To this end, to make for a peaceful election in the state, the raids on suspected criminal/thugs hideouts will be sustained to deny them safe havens to operate. The ongoing operation will be sustained until after the election, please”.


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