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Police on red alert for officers’ attackers


Police in Oyo State has said that the personnel of command are on the trail of killers of a Police Corporal attached to the Ikolaba Police Station in Ibadan.

It was learnt that some hoodlums attacked two officers who were on duty close to the police station around 9 pm on Friday.

Reacting to earlier report which stated that the command was sacked by hoodlums, the command said the Ikolaba police station was not attacked as rumoured.

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The Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said,

“At about 9 pm August 21, two policemen who were attached to Ikolaba Police Station, who were at the other side of the road of the station, were attacked by hoodlums in a moving vehicle.

“In the process, one Police Corporal was shot dead while one Inspector was injurede is recuperating in the hospital while the hoodlums ran away. The Police station was not attacked.

“Immediately the Commissioner of Police got wind of the incident, he gave the marching order to all Police Tactical teams including SARS, SRS, SKYNET, Federal and Safer Highway patrol teams, Puff Adder team etc. to be on the trail of the hoodlums.

“The Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations also went there immediately for on-the-spot assessment of the incident and all Police teams were put on red alert. Efforts intensified to arrest the hoodlums.”