Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have killed two bandits, attacking some Fulani herders at Saala Orile forest, in Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area of the State.
Unfortunately, a Police Inspector, Omolayo Olajide, lost his life in the gun battle between the bandits and the Police.
The State Police Spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known in a statement on Wednesday, said that Policemen attached to Ayetoro Division received a distress call on the activities of the bandits on Tuesday.
He added that the Policemen and operatives of the Joint security Intervention Squad (JSIS) mobilized to the crime scene and engaged in a gun battle with the bandits for about twenty minutes. Two bandits were shot dead while others escaped with gunshot injuries.
The Police recovered three locally made guns, sixteen live cartridges, assorted criminal charms, one cutlass, one small phone, and one unregistered Bajaj motorcycle.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, who expressed sadness over the death of the Police Officer, has directed that the fleeing members of the gang must be arrested and brought to justice.
The CP also condoled with the family of the late Inspector, adding that his death would not be in vain.
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