The men of Ogun State police command have killed two suspected members of a kidnap and armed robbery gang, in the state. The two criminals were killed in Itori area, in Ewekoro Local Government, Ogun state, on Sunday, August 29.
It was reported that the security officers engaged the criminals in a shootout, on Sunday morning, after they received information that the criminals were hibernating in a forest, at the back of ICT Polytechnic, Itori. It was revealed that many criminals have been traced to the same forest, in the past.
According to state police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, when the criminals saw the security officers, they opened fire at them. The officers retaliated against them immediately. The gun battle lasted for about 40 minutes. The spokesperson said that two members of the armed robbery gang were killed, while others escaped with several degrees of injuries.
CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, the state commissioner of police, commended the effort of the police officers. He warned criminals to stop testing the willpower of the state police command under his watch.
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