Barely five days after an army officer Capt. GSM Abubakar was shot dead along Okene -Lokoja road in Kogi State by unknown gunmen another Naval Officer, and one woman whose identity is yet to be confirmed were shot to death on the same route on Thursday.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ayuba Ede confirmed the development stating that Two persons including a naval officer, were on Thursday shot dead by unknown gunmen.
The Commissioner confirmed this to newsmen in Lokoja, saying that the incident occurred around 6p.m.
According to him, the officer, a man and a woman were travelling in a Toyota Sienna car when they were shot by yet to be identified gunmen.
He said that the naval officer was in uniform while the woman was in mufti.
The Commissioner said that the two of them died on the spot.
Ayuba who spoke on phone said he could not give further details, saying that detectives had been dispatched to the scene to gather full information.
“Yes, I heard about it and I have dispatched my men there to bring me the details of how and when it happened,” he said.
An eyewitnesses who spoke before the Commissioner’s reaction said, the incident occurred at about 6:00pm today. The officers were traveling in a Toyota Sienna bus when they were stopped by the gunmen who opened fire, killing them on the spot.
This comes a few days after a Nigerian Army officer, GSM Abubakar, was killed along the same highway. Abubakar, a captain attached to the 353 Artillery Regiment, Ojo, Lagos, was traveling from Lagos to the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, in company with his wife and mother to participate in this year’s junior officers course when bandits opened fire on them, killing the soldier instantly.