Hoodlums abduct four policemen, shoot Divisional Police Officer

A group of suspected hoodlums have abducted four policemen and a Divisional Police Officer shot   in Aba Tuntun vilage , Ijebu-Igbo located  in the Ijebu -North Local Government Area of  Ogun  State

 Penpushing reports that, source in the community informed that the incident occurred when some villagers allegedly waylaid the policemen,  after a team of policemen disarmed some hoodlums as a result of a complaint by the village head that some suspected  hoodlums were in possession of fire arms which they used to terrorise the residents .

The source disclosed that  following this information, the police swung into action in  conducting an intensive raid with 15 officers and 35 local vigilantes on Thursday, which led to recovery of some items which include: six single barreled guns, 16 dane guns and 16 cartridges from the hoodlums, who were also arrested

 Penpushing further reports that, the source said the colleagues of the arrested suspects thereafter ambushed the security operatives and subsequently, launched attacks by firing gun shots and using  other dangerous weapons on the policemen while leaving  the  village.

The Divisional Police Officer who led the team was reportedly shot in the arm, and some of his men  sustained  various bullets wound,, while four officers and three vigilantes allegedly kidnapped by the hoodlums who also made away with  two AK-47 riffles, one pump action, one teargas, money and others belonging to the security operatives .

Penpushing also reports that, the source added that hoodlums  earlier arrested by the police were forcefully set free by their colleagues ,who also damaged two vehicles belonging to the police team that came for the operations.

The Police Public Relations  Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi when contacted on Saturday confirmed the incident adding that three of the four  abducted officers  have been rescued, while  one Constable, Emmanuel Gene was still being held captive by the hoodlums .

Penpushing reports that, Oyeyemi  said the command had reinforced to the area in order to rescue the missing police constable, adding that  three suspects have so far been arrested who are now  helping the police in their investigation.

”The incident happened. The village head had petitioned the Police that some hoodlums are in possession of dangerous weapons in the village.The DPO led his team to the place  with vigilantes and recovered Six  single barrel guns ,16 Dane guns ,  16 catriges and arrested the suspects”‘ Oyeyemi said

“While taking the suspects and the weapons to the station some hoodlums ambushed them and abducted four policemen .They shot the DPO in the arm  and freed the suspects .  We have rescued three of the policemen abducted , we don’t know the whereabouts of the constable among them .We have arrested three suspects and they are helping us in the investigation’, he said

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