The Assistant Inspector General of Police zone 8, Ayuba Ede, has confirmed the death of two police officers who were shot by armed robbers trying to escape a checkpoint along Iyara -Kabba, Ijumu in Local government area of Kogi State on Monday, August 23 .
On Monday evening, men suspected to be armed robbers shot the officers at a check point between Iyara and Kabba in Kogi State.
The suspected robbers were said to be travelling in a Sport utility vehicle when the police who were at the checkpoint were said to have flagged them down for a routine check and there and then the robbers suddenly opened fire on two of them and sped off.
The AIG revealed that the three other policemen who managed to escape sustained various injuries as the fleeing robbers shot sporadically to pave way for their escape.
The robbers were coming from Ekiti axis and were probably heading towards Abuja en route Kabba
The AIG commiserated with the family of the deceased officers saying the remains of the two policemen have been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital Kabba while the injured are said to be undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
Ede said the police are on the trail of the hoodlums.