The Kogi State Police Command on Saturday confirmed the killing of five persons following an attack by gunmen at the West Africa Ceramics Company in Ajaokuta

The police in a statement said the attack took place at about 8pm on Friday.

One Indian expatriate, two police inspectors and two company drivers were said to have died in the attack.

The police said the inspectors died “in the exchange of fire with the hoodlums, before the Area Commander and a detachment of Military in the area reinforced to the scene of incident, and the attackers fled.

“The CP assures that the Command is committed to working in synergy with other security agencies as well as patriotic stakeholders to make the State a safe and secure place for all and sundry.

“He has further tasked the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to commence investigations into the unfortunate incident so as to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the attack with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book.”