January 27, 2023

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Gunmen kill cop, injure, abduct others alongside Lagos- Ibadan expressway


By Bayo Agboola, Ibadan

Armed males suspected to be kidnappers on Friday killed a Police officer, injured one other and kidnapped a traveler on the Dominion College finish of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The abductors had been stated to have reportedly blocked a part of the expressway forcing autos to cease amidst sporadic shootings throughout which one of many trapped vacationers was kidnapped.

On getting wind of the assault, males of the Oyo state Police command from the toll gate Police station had been stated to have mobilised into the scene to rescue the trapped travellers.

Sources stated the armed kidnappers on sighting the policemen opened hearth at them with the Policemen too participating them in shoot out which lasted for minures.

Oyo state Police command in a response to the incident confirmed the loss of life of a Policeman within the shoot out, and that the State Commissioner of Police, CP Adebowale Williams, has ordered full scale investigation into the incident with the view to unravel the circumstances surrounding the state of affairs and produce culprits to justice.

The Command in an announcement by the State Police Public Relations Officer,  (PPRO) SP Adewale Osifeso, CP Williams careworn additional that the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) answerable for State Felony Investigation Division is to steer the investigation.

“On Friday 28/10/2022 at about 1835HRS, Operatives of the Command hooked up to Toll-Gate Division obtained details about sporadic gunshots heard alongside the Dominion College finish of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway”, it stated 

The Command added, “In swift response to the above, the Divisional Police Officer led a group comprising; Anti-crime patrol operatives, tactical groups, Police Cellular males and native hunters for quick rescue and additional intervention.”

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“Through the strategy of prevailing and stopping additional chaos from what was evidently an abduction state of affairs, an Officer hooked up to the Command paid the supreme value with one different badly injured and presently responding to therapy. To date, expended ammunition shells and (4) 4 deserted autos had been retrieved on the scene”.