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Hoodlums kill four policemen and three others in Osun

Hoodlums kill four policemen and three others in Osun
Hoodlums kill four policemen and three others in Osun

Hoodlums kill four policemen and three others in Osun

Four policemen and three civilians have lost their lives during attacks on two banks in Apomu and Ikire in Osun State on Wednesday evening, tori4africa learnt.

It was gathered that the hoodlums which were about 35, assaulted the banks simultaneously at Ikire in Irewole local government Area and Apomu in Isokan local government – both off the Ibadan-Ile-Ife Expressway, Osun State around 6:10pm.

Information revealed that they came into the communities through Ibadan axis and halved themselves into two groups to assault the banks.

The robbers killed policemen and citizens during the attacks but men of Odua People Congress(OPC) and others withstood them.

However, assistant Superintendent of Police, police Inspector and Special Constabularies were murdered.

Osun Police spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, explained in a statement that reads;

Hoodlums kill four policemen and three others in Osun

The robbers numbering about 35 came in about 5 vehicles, simultaneously attacked Ikire Divisional Police HQ and the Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) pinned down at Ikoyi-Osun with several explosive devices and several gun firing in a bid to subdue the capacity of the Police while attempting to rob the banks respectively.

It is unfortunate that ASP Osho Oluranti, Inspector Lekan Olalere, Two Special Constabularies; namely Oladeni Olalekan, and Oyedeji Muyideen were shot dead in the process.

In sighting Policemen Comprising: Prompt response Response Unit (PRU), CP’s Surveillance team, IRT Operatives, STS, 39 PMF, JTF, along with the local Security outfits,who swiftly engaged them in a fierce gun duel, the robbers began to flee. While escaping, they shot sporadically, and regrettably 3 civilians were shot namely; Toheeb Oyebola, Temilorun Adebiyi and one other, whose identity is not yet known.

They did not succeed robbing any of the Banks.

The assailants fled to the bush with gun shot wounds, abandoning two of the operational vehicles they came with.

All the corpses deposited at Oluyoro Catholic Hospital morgue, Apomu.

Efforts ongoing to apprehend the fleeing suspects.

Also, The Chairman of Police Community Relation Committee, Ikire, Chief Adegbite Adedokun, while accentuating on a private radio station, Rave FM, on Thursday morning publicized that the robbers showered bullets on palace of Akire of Ikire before attacking the bank which is very close to the palace.

They invaded our community and attacked policemen during the process, they rained bullets on the palace of Akire which is not far from the bank.

It was unfortunate they killed people and residents of our community, he added.

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