Gunmen have attacked a divisional police headquarters in the Iganna, Iwajowa Local Government Area of Oyo State, killing two persons.
At least two other persons were seriously injured in the attack which took place on Tuesday, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.
The police also said an arrest has been made in connection to the “unprovoked” attack.
“The Oyo State Police Command under the leadership of CP Adebowale Williams psc (+,)fdc has promised to make examples of the masterminds of the unfortunate incident that led to the loss of life of an Officer and a male civilian with two others seriously injured on Tuesday,27/09/2022,” a statement signed by police spokesperson, Adewale Osifeso, said.
“Preliminary Investigation revealed that in compliance to the stop and search directives on unregistered motorcycles and overcrowded pillions to reduce the spate of robberies and abductions in the axis, operatives of the Command attached to Iganna Divisional Police Headquarters while on legitimate duties along Elejoka-Igangan road, Iwajowa LGA, were attacked by hoodlums who were clearly opposed not only to the directive but as well the relative tranquility in the axis.
“In furtherance of the above, and in a bid to drive home their point, the officers were attacked unprovoked by the assailants thus leading to the death of the Divisional Crime Officer and a civilian in custody in the process of repelling the hoodlums from invading the Divisional Police Headquarters at Iganna after forcing themselves into the town.
“Also, the Divisional Police officer and a Police Inspector sustained several lacerations from machete cuts and are currently being stabilized at a government medical hospital.
“Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command CP Adebowale Williams psc (+) fdc has ordered full scale investigations into the matter with the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department leading the team.”