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Oyo Police Command reacts to Ikolaba Police Station (Ibadan) attack by gunmen

The Oyo State Police Command has reacted to the Ikolaba Police Station in Ibadan by gunmen on Friday, August 21, 2020.

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According to the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi the policeman was killed while he was on the roadside with other officer.

“At about 2100hrs of 21st August, 2020, two Policemen attached to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Ikolaba, Ibadan Oyo State who were at the opposite side of the road to the Police station were attacked by hoodlums in an unidentified moving vehicle who opened fire on them”.

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“Consequent upon this, one Cpl Dada Christopher was hit by the pellets at the right side of the rib and he died on the spot, while Inspr Busuyi Ayodele was also hit at his back and he sustained injury, while he was subsequently rushed to the hospital for immediate medical attention.

“The station guard AK-47 rifle with 24 rounds of ammunition was taken away by the hoodlums”.

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Fadeyi said that immediately, the Commissioner of Police got wind of the incident, he gave the marching order to all police tactical teams, including Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Swift Response Squad (SRS), SKYNET, Federal and Safer Highway patrol teams, Puff Adder team, among others, to go after the hoodlums.

The PPRO also said that after the incident, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Operations visited the scene for on-the-spot assessment.

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Efforts have been intensified to arrest the perpetrators, the PPRO explained.


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