SDP Campaign DG escapes death as police, thugs engage in gun battle in Kogi


Kogi State Police Command has confirmed that Sheikh Ibrahim, the Director-General, Social Democratic Party (SDP) Campaign Council, is alive.

The state Police Commissioner, Mr Bethrand Onuoha, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Tuesday.

Sheikh Ibrahim’s Anyigba residence was raided by a combined team of security operatives at the early hours of Tuesday, when four persons including a police officer, were killed during exchange of gun shots.

Onuoha explained: “Sheikh Ibrahim is not among the people killed during the gun duel between our operatives and political thugs who met in his residence this morning.

“This morning raid of the SDP D-G’s house was following a privilege information, during which four persons lost their lives.

“We were able to arrest eight suspects and recovered four AK-47 rifles during the exercise.

“Among the suspects arrested are two security personnel, one of whom could not properly identify himself or tell who his commander is in Abuja, where he claimed to had come from.

“It’s very unfortunate that lives were lost to the raid, which was a normal routine operation of our security operatives.

“We will, as security operatives, continue go after all criminals disturbing the peace of Kogi, even kidnappers. We won’t give them any breathing space at all,” he declared.

The police chief therefore called on residents to remain calm and be law abiding before, during and after the Nov. 11 governorship election in the state.

NAN reports that among those picked by the security operatives is the Director/Media Consultant MuriSam Campaign Council, Mr Isaiah Ijele. (NAN)

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