What Actually Happened At Ikolaba, Police Station Not Attacked – Oyo Police

The Oyo State Police Command has revealed that its Ikolaba Station was not attacked rather police officers who were standing at the side of the road were attacked by unknown gunmen.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, explained that a policeman was killed when the officers standing by the side of the road were attacked at Ikolaba area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Friday.

While the news that the Ikolaba police station was attacked was debunked,
Fadeyi confirmed that the station was not attacked.

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In a statement on Saturday morning, Fadeyi stated that: “At about 9:00 p.m. on Friday, two policemen who were attached to Ikolaba police station and who were at the other side of the road of the station, were attacked by hoodlums in a moving vehicle.

“In the process, one police corporal was shot dead, while one inspector was injured.

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“The injured inspector is currently recuperating in the hospital.

“The police station was not attacked. Immediately, the Commissioner of Police got wind of the incident, he gave the marching order to all police tactical teams, including Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Swift Response Squad (SRS), SKYNET, Federal and Safer Highway patrol teams, Puff Adder team, among others, to go after the hoodlums.”

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He also acknowledged that “The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Operations also went there immediately for an on-the-spot assessment of the incident and all police teams were put on red alert.

“Efforts are already being intensified to arrest the hoodlums.”


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