Militants gun down cop, loot armoury

The headquarters of the Marine Police in Iwopin, in the Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State came under attack when daredevil militants attacked the premises killing a police sergeant and wounding two others.

According to a an eyewitness who resides in the community, the deceased cop, Sergeant Segun Akinola, and his colleagues were on duty around 8.45pm on Thursday when the gunmen struck, looting the police armoury, and carted away weapons, including a speedboat.

“Around 8.45pm, the militants entered the community through the waterways. They got down from their boats and started shooting indiscriminately,” the witness said.

Continuing, the witness added that; “When they got to the Marine Police Station, they shot the Sergeant dead.
They wounded two others before entering into their armoury and carting away weapons, including a speedboat.
“They left after the operation which lasted about one and a half hours in the place. They didn’t have any disturbance or confrontation throughout the period. They later escaped through the waterways.”

The incident was confirmed by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson for the police in Ogun State.

“They attacked the marine station at Iwopin. The commissioner of police visited the place on Friday to assess the situation and see things for himself. He was there with the deputy commissioner of operations to reinforce security. Special units have been deployed in the area to provide security for lives and property,” he said.

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