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Kogi guber: Many injured in APC, SDP supporters’ gun duel

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Kogi guber: Many injured in APC, SDP supporters’ gun duel

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Several persons were injured in a clash between supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Social Democratic Party in Idah Local Government Area of Kogi State on Wednesday.

It was learnt that a gun battle had broken out between the supporters of the rival parties, resulting in the destruction of vehicles while some individuals, including a Police officer, sustained bullet injuries.

Those injured are said to be receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the area.

Police in Kogi confirmed the incident on Thursday.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Ovye Aya, said the Commissioner of Police, CP, Bethrand Onuoha has ordered an investigation into the incident.

Aya stated that the CP, while condemning the incident, noted that the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation Department has been charged with investigating the incident.

The statement said, “The CP reiterates the Command’s unwavering commitment to continue to engage the critical stakeholders in Election Security Management to ensure a secure environment for electoral process.

”Command is ever determined in providing a level playing ground for all Political Parties as they embark on campaigns, rallies, procession among others.”

Police also issued warning to troublemakers ahead of the November 11 governorship election in Kogi State.

The CP stressed that the Police, alongside other security agencies involved in Election Security Management, will not hesitate to deal decisively with anyone caught disrupting the electoral process.