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By Ogbolu George with agency report

Two policemen and a detainee were killed in the early hours of Friday as gunmen attacked a police station at Eika community in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi state.

An eyewitness said the armed bandits invaded the police station at about 1:00am and immediately opened fire on policemen on duty, killing two of them, alongside a detainee.

The gunmen who were about 10 in number, were said to have set the station ablaze and later proceeded to the house of the Chairman, Eika Community Development Association, Sadiq Obomi and killed him.

Abdullahi Chafe, the State Commissioner of Police, confirmed the incident , promising to provide details later.

However, a member of a local vigilante group and a resident of the community told newsmen that the gunmen came in two vehicles and started shooting sporadically as they made their way to the police station.

Security men have been deployed to the community to maintain peace and carry-out further investigations.