Confusion, disbelief and bewilderment hit the ancient town of Kabba, in Kogi State, following the invasion of the area by some gun men, bombing a police station and a bank in the process.
LEADERSHIP SUNDAY reliably gathered that the tragic incident which occurred yesterday morning, left two officers on duty dead.
The first batch of the 10-man gang was said to have stormed the station with powerful motor cycles, pretending to be there to lodge a complaint with the police.
But as they engaged the officers on duty in a discussion, the second batch of the gang armed with sophisticated weapons swooped on the policemen disarming them immediately.
Our correspondent further gathered that the hoodlums who subsequently raided the armoury, carted away rifles and ammunition and thereafter, released the detainees from the police cells.
Two of the officers who attempted to exchange fire with the armed gang, were gunned down before the hoodlums threw some explosives on the station, razing it down.
Their next target was the First Bank branch adjacent to the bombed police station.
LEADERSHIP SUNDAY also gathered that after detonating several explosives, which led to the complete destruction¬ of the bank without gaining access to the vault, the hoodlums left in frustration and annoyance.
Speaking to newsmen during an on the spot assessment visit to Kabba, the state commissioner of police, Mr. John Abakasanga said he directed his anti-riot men stationed in Okene to go to the town, with Armoured Personnel Carrier, to rescue the community, when he heard the incident.