Osun: Police intensify manhunt for gunmen who attacked travellers on Ibokun-Osogbo Road



Police Command in Osun says it intensified manhunt to arrest gunmen who attacked travellers on Obokun-Osogbo road at Ajebandele Village, Obokun Local Government Area Osun.

gunmen were reported to have killed a traveller while some other passengers were kidnapped and into bush.

A statement issued on Wednesday by the Police command’s Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, said that the state Police, Olawale Olokode, led officers, vigilantes and local hunters to comb the bushes the criminals retreated into.

“Sequel to the incident Tuesday, where a gang criminals, at about 7:40pm, emerged from the bush and blocked Ibokun/Osogbo road, along Oja-Tuntun area, Egbeda town, to rob and kidnap travellers, the police, while responding to the distress call, rescued two female passengers with bullet wounds.

“A driver was however killed by the criminals while attempting to maneuver and escape their blockade, but the two rescued injured females were to the hospital, where they are receiving treatment.

“Consequently, the of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, in assiduous task in ensuring that the state is not a safe haven for criminals; personally led the combined team of Police officers, vigilante and local hunters to comb bushes to ensure the perpetrators are arrested.

“The CP reiterated resolute that, all of criminal incendiary will be checkmated in all nook and crannies of the state.

“He warned criminals to have a rethink as the Command declared total war on unscrupulous elements,” she said.

Opalola said that the , however, enjoined members of the public to support, co-operate and collaborate with the Police in fighting crime by giving useful and prompt information to the police to apprehend criminal elements. (NAN)