The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kogi state police command, DSP William Ovye Aya, said in a statement issued Wednesday in Lokoja.
Aya said the command received a report on 13/4/2021 that at about 2200hrs, three armed men invaded a POS shop at Ogidi, attacked the operator, inflicted injury on him and forcefully collected unspecified amount of money from the victim.
He added that following the development, the Commissioner of Police for the state, Mr Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, directed all the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, operational and tactical commanders as well as intelligence officers to secure public places and guaranteed a safe and secure environment for all.
The PPRO noted that the operatives of Operation Puff Adder II promptly swung into action through an intelligence led operation trailed the suspects to their hideout, arrested them and recovered one single barrel gun, phones, among others.
The suspects are to be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.