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Gunmen attacked Okuta Elerin Police Divisional Headquarters in Akure, Ondo State, at about 1:00 am on Monday.

However, the Officers on duty repelled the attempt by the assailants to gain access to the Station.

During the gunbattle, a Station Guard, identified as Inspector Temenu Boluwaji, was unfortunately hit by a bullet and gave up the ghost.

The State Police Spokesperson, SP Odunlami Funmilayo, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Monday.

“On the 25th of July 2022, around 01:00 am, hoodlums attacked Okuta Elerinla Division in Akure.

“Policemen who were on alert and alive to their duty repelled them accordingly, and the miscreants were unable to gain entrance into the Station.

“During the crossfire, one of our gallant Station Guards, AP.2075380 INSPR. Temenu Boluwaji was hit by a bullet. He later died on his way to the hospital.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Oyeyemi Oyediran, has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case and ensure the perpetrators are arrested.

“He also encourages the people of the State to go about their lawful duty without fear, as the days of these criminals are numbered.”

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