At least one police officer was slain and another was injured in an abduction on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.


At least one police officer was slain and another was injured in an abduction on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
According to the Oyo State Police Command, one of their officers was killed and another was injured during the kidnapping on Friday along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

A statement from the command's spokesman, Adewale Osifeso, made the claim on Saturday.

He claimed that when officers heard gunfire near the toll gate in Ibadan, the district police officer (DPO) assigned to the area led the way.

The statement did not specify whether or not anyone was kidnapped, however Col. Olayinka Olayanju (ret.), Commandant of Amotekun in Oyo State, told our correspondent that security personnel had stopped an attempted kidnapping.

On October 28, 2022, at around 18:35 local time, operatives of the command linked to Toll-Gate Division got information of gunfire being heard at the Dominion University end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, according to a police statement.

When the foregoing happened, the Divisional Police Officer quickly assembled a rescue squad consisting of anti-crime patrol operatives, tactical teams, Police Mobile guys, and local hunters.

"An officer attached to the command paid the ultimate price in the process of prevailing and preventing additional pandemonium from what was evidently an abduction situation, and another is critically hurt and currently responding to treatment."

Exhausted ammo and four abandoned cars have been found so far.

In addition, the Deputy Commissioner in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department has been tasked with heading a full-scale investigation into the incident, which was ordered by Commissioner of Police CP Adebowale Williams.

As a corollary, "in the same vein, caretakers, traditional healers, and locals within and outside the vicinity of the shooting incident are asked to remain on the alert for gunshot victims and immediately report any weird occurrence to the authorities for swift action.

As the inquiry progresses, we will update you as necessary.


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