Not more than four Police security operatives and three civilian have been shot dead in an attack carried out by unknown gunmen in two different banks at Ikire/Apomu areas in Osun state on Wednesday, June 2 at about 6.10pm.
The incident was confirmed by spokesperson of the state police command, SP Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin via a statement released on Wednesday which started that about Thirty-five(35) rubbers came in about Five(5) Vehicles, first attacked the 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 bank
”On sighting the overwhelming 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 three (3) Civilians were shot namely; Toheeb Oyebola, Temilorun Adebiyi and one other, (whose identity is not yet known), all male.
They did not succeed robbing any of the Banks.”
SP Olawoyin further gave names of officers who were killed during the attack which are ASP Osho Oluranti, Inspector Lekan Olalere, Two (2) Special Constabularies; namely Oladeni Olalekan, and Oyedeji Muyideen.
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