Hoodlums in Ogun village shoot DPO, kidnap 4 policemen

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Pandemonium broke out at Aba Tuntun village, Ijebu-Igbo in the Ijebu -North Local Government Area of Ogun State when some villagers waylaid policemen, abducted four, and shot the Divisioner Police Officer.

The trouble started after a team of policemen disarmed some hoodlums following a complaint by the village head that some hoodlums were in possession of firearms.

It was further gathered that the Baale had earlier petitioned the police, complaining that some people within his community were in possession of firearms, which they use to terrorise the villagers.

The police, after receiving the petition, swung into action by conducting a raid with 15 officers and 35 local vigilantes on Thursday.

It was further gathered that the raid was successful as six single-barreled guns, 16 Dane guns, and 16 cartridges were recovered from the hoodlums, who were arrested by the police.

But their colleagues ambushed the security operatives, launched attacks on them as they were leaving the community.

They reportedly fired gunshots at the police and attacked them with other dangerous weapons.

It was gathered that The DPO that led the team was shot in the arm while some others sustained various gunshot injuries.

A source in the village told newsmen that four officers and three vigilantes were kidnapped by the hoodlums who also went away with two AK-47 rifles, one pump action, one teargas, money, and other items belonging to the security operatives.

The source added that those hoodlums earlier arrested by the police were set free during the attacks on security men while two vehicles belonging to the police were damaged by the hoodlums.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident on Saturday.

Oyeyemi disclosed that three of the four abducted officers have been rescued.

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