The two policemen, were escorting the expatriates to the West Africa Ceramics Company in Ajaokuta, when the gunmen launched an attack against their convoy on Friday.
Williams Aya, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Command, disclosed this on Saturday in a statement in Lokoja.
He stated that military personnel had been deployed to the scene but however, noted that the gunmen escaped.
“Two expatriates, two company drivers and two Police 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 Commissioner of Police (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,
“The CP has further asked 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,” the statement said.