At least three policemen have been confirmed dead in an early hour raid on a community in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, while two others were critically injured. The incident was said to have occurred when the five officers were on the way to address a distress call that a 15 member armed bandit had stormed the Ijemo-Agbadu area of the city.
According to information on the website of Channels Television, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Muyiwa Adejobi stated that three police officers were murdered and that two others were injured while an undisclosed amount of money and other personal effects were carted away from the raided which was carried out on a church.
The 15 member armed gang reportedly stormed the community and a church, The Apostolic Church, being their target. However, while on the spot assessment of the area, the police PRO disclosed that a member of the gang who confessed to be part of the operation has been arrested and is helping the police in their investigations.
He also assured residents of adequate security of life and property at all times, stating that the unfortunate incident will not deter the command from performing its constitutional responsibilities.
Source: Channels TV