The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed that Sheikh Ibrahim, the Director-General of the Social Democratic Party Campaign Council for the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state, is alive.
The Command’s Commissioner, Bethrand Onuoha, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday.
Ibrahim’s Anyigba residence was raided by a combined team of security operatives in the early hours of Tuesday.
Onuoha, who spoke with NAN in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, explained: “Sheikh Ibrahim is not among the people killed during the gun duel between our operatives and political thugs who met in his residence this morning.
“This morning raid of the SDP D-G’s house followed a privilege information, during which four persons lost their lives.
“We were able to arrest eight suspects and recovered four AK-47 rifles during the exercise.
“Among the suspects arrested are two security personnel, one of whom could not properly identify himself or tell who his Commander is in Abuja, where he claimed to had come from.
“It’s very unfortunate that lives were lost to the raid, which was a normal routine operation of our security operatives.
“We will, as security operatives, continue go after all criminals disturbing the peace of Kogi, even kidnappers.
“We won’t give them any breathing space at all.”
The police chief therefore called on residents to remain calm and be law abiding before, during and after the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state.
Among those picked by the security operatives is the Director/Media Consultant of MuriSam Campaign Council, Isaiah Ijele.