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Terrorists Attack Police Station, Kill  Inspector In Southwest Nigeria

The Ondo State Police Command confirmed the incident, saying an investigation had commenced into the attack.

Terrorists have attacked the Okuta Elerinla Police Station in Akure,  capital of Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria, HumAngle can report.

The assailants killed a police inspector whose identity was not revealed.  

While details of the incident were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, HumAngle learnt that the terrorists attacked the police station around 1:00 a.m. on Monday, July 25. 

The officer killed was hit by a bullet during a shootout between police and the terrorists. He later died on his way to the state hospital. Some other officers sustained injuries during the heavy shootout. 

Although Funmi Odunlami, spokesperson of Ondo State Police Command, confirmed the attack in a terse statement, she was silent on the death of an officer. 

“There was an attack on one of our stations, Okuta Elerin division, around 1 a.m. today. Our police officers on duty repelled the assailants. The CP has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to investigate and ensure the hoodlums are arrested,” Odunlami said. 

There have been a series of attacks on Nigerian police stations in the last few years, particularly in the Southeast and South-south regions of the country.

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Adejumo Kabir

Adejumo Kabir is a multiple award-winning investigative journalist. He loves community journalism and supports all public enlightenment. He currently works as Assistant Investigations Editor at HumAngle. He tweets via @AdejumoKabir2

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