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BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Ondo Police Station, Kill Officer

July 25, 2022

Odunlami Funmilayo, Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement.

Suspected gunmen on Monday attacked Okuta Elerinla Division of the Nigeria Police in Akure, the capital of Ondo State.

 

Odunlami Funmilayo, Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement.

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The gunmen during the attack killed a police inspector on duty identified as Temenu Boluwaji.

 

The statement read, “On the 25th July, 2022 around 0100 am, hoodlums attacked OKUTA ELERINLA DIVISION in Akure.

 

“Policemen who were at alert and alive to their duty repelled them accordingly and the miscreants were unable to gain entrance into the station.

 

“During the cross fire, one of our gallant station guards AP.207538 0INSPR. TEMENU BOLUWAJI was hit by a bullet, he later died on his way to the hospital.

 

“The Commissioner of Police CP OYEYEMI ADESOYE OYEDIRAN psc,fsi, has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case and ensure the perpetrators are arrested.

 

“He is also using this medium to encourage the people of the state to go about their lawful duty without fear, as the days of these criminals are numbered.”

 

The incident comes a few weeks after terrorists attacked Saint Francis Catholic Church in the Owo Local Government Area of state, killing more 40 congregants and injuring many others.

 

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