A tragic incident occurred at Ikolaba area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Friday August 21 as some gunmen attacked some policemen near the police station in the community.
A corporal was shot dead in the surprise attack which left other policemen with various degrees of injuries.
Though the gunmen’s mission is still not clear at the moment, the police spokesperson Gbenga Fadyei said policemen had been deployed in the area and normalcy has been restored.
The statement read;
At about 9 pm of 21/08/2020, 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 inspr was injured and he 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 HIGGWAY 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,pls.