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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