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Nine persons, including eight policemen and one civilian, were feared killed yesterday in Isanlu, Kogi State when a gang of armed robbers launched an attack on the branch of a first-generation bank in the town.

Among those killed were the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the town, five other policemen and two policewomen.

Sources indicated that while the DPO, the two policewomen and four policemen were killed at the police station, one policeman was gunned down at the bank’s premises. The other victim, a male civilian, died when a stray bullet hit him.

Senator Dino Melaye has since blamed ‘unrecoverable weapons’ in the last election as the source of the chaos.

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