On Friday, July 31, 2015, suspected armed robbers were reported to have killed two police officers in Okene area of Kogi state, during a gun battle.
The incident occurred during a robbery at the Okene branch of a first generation bank at Old Prison Junction of the town.
According to Daily Post, a gunfight erupted when five men stormed the bank premises around 9am, but were confronted by police officers on duty.
Kogi state police spokesperson, Shola Adebayo who confirmed the incident also stated that, the police had started a manhunt for the robbers and that would not relent until they were arrested.
It can be recalled that, two police officers attached to the Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Council in Bayelsa state, Remember Ogbe were murdered by four bandits.