One policeman was injured and at least two others were killed during an armed robbery attack on Okene-Lokoja highway in Kogi State on Saturday.
Many drivers and commuters were forced to abandon their vehicles on the highway and seek cover in the nearby bushes when the armed robbery incident occured around 6pm between Itakpe and Kabba junction.
According to eye witness accounts, the commuters who lost their lives were Kogi Indigenes and siblings who resided in Kaduna State. They were going back to their stations after a short visit home when they were attacked and killed.
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Most of the travellers were only able to get to their destination by Sunday morning as many refused to continue their journey after the attack.
The Kogi State Police command is yet to confirm or deny reports of the armed robbery attack when this report was filed.