Police react to gunmen attack on travellers in Osun

Osun State Police Command has said it has launch manhunt to arrest criminals that attacked commuters along Ibokun/Osogbo Road, Osun State.

NEWSCASTARS.COM had reported that some gunmen with AK-47 rifles and suspected to be herdsmen, on Tuesday evening, killed one person while two others sustained gunshot injuries along Osogbo/Ibokun road of Osun State around 7:30 pm.

The gunmen, it was gathered, emerged from the bush and blocked Ibokun/Osogbo road, along Oja-Tuntun area, Egbeda town.

The driver of the vehicle, while attempting to manoeuvre and escape the blockade, was shot dead while two other female passengers sustained bullet wounds.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, led the combined team of Police officers, vigilante and local hunters to comb bushes to ensure the perpetrators are arrested as confirmed in a statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola.

“Criminals are warned to have a rethink as the Command has declared total war on unscrupulous elements,” he said.

 

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