” I regret to inform you that on the 25/01/21 at about 1900hrs, two policemen attached to Karim Lamido LGA were attacked and killed while on their way to their duty post at Jen community.
”The incident occurred at a point in an isolated area in Karim Lamido Jen road when two of the police officers a Sergeant and Constable stopped to rectify a fault noticed from the vehicle they are driving.
” Suddenly armed men emerged from the bush and opened fire on them,” Misal explained.
He added that an investigation has been launched into the incident.
Armed men numbering about six have abducted one Oluwole Agboola, the owner of a farm in Nagbede village in Ibadan, Oyo State.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, SP Fadeyi Olugbenga, the men who were dressed in military camouflage, were said to have snuck into the piggery/fish farm.
“Immediately the report of the incident got to the notice of DPO Moniya, search party comprising of plainclothes/Tactical police teams, vigilantes, hunters, and Amotekun corps swung into action and were deployed to far and near bushes to comb the areas for possible arrest of the hoodlums and also getting the abductor released,” Olugbenga said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
He further stated that concerted communal efforts have been intensified to complement the existing deployment already in place.
The Commissioner of Police, therefore, implored good-spirited members of the public with useful information to contact the police to assist in the arrest of the criminal elements.
Some armed men on Friday invaded a hotel in Lokoja, Kogi State where the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, and some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council were lodged ahead of tomorrow’s election.
It was gathered that the armed men, some of who were masked and dressed in police uniforms, stormed the hotel at about 12.50 pm, and attempted to force their way into the building.
They were, however, resisted by security operatives attached to the Oyo State Governor, assisted by some residents in the neighbourhood resulting in a commotion.
In a phone conversation with Channels Television, Governor Makinde said an investigation would be launched into the incident to know the motive of the attackers and those behind it.
“They attacked us. It happened at the hotel where I and the others were staying in Lokoja. But, we are fine. We called the security agents and they engaged them. They are dispersed right now.
“We were told that they were led by SARS team but we are still trying to find out precisely the identity of the people that came.
“The good thing is that we are ok and safe. We are going about our preparations for the elections tomorrow.
“We will find out who is trying to do this much later. We are preoccupied right now with the things that we have to do to ensure that our agents and party leaders are able to manage the election on behalf of our party tomorrow,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, Busari Hakeem, in reaction said the governor and his team were not attacked.
According to Hakeem, the police acted on information that some hoodlums were lodged in a hotel in the Kogi State capital so the police personnel were detailed to visit the facility to verify the information but found out it was not true.