By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
Oyo State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed that the Ojoo divisional police headquarters was burnt by hoodlums, with two policemen killed and two still missing.
This was contained in a statement by the command’s spokesperson, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi.
He said, “The Commissioner of Police wishes to state that the burning of the Police Station was premeditated as Police personnel did not have any interference with the protesters neither were they disturbed in any way.
He stated further that some of the protesters have ulterior motives and capitalize on the opportunity of the protests to carry out their evil intentions leading to sordid activities of bandits/hardened criminals carrying out coordinated attacks on law-abiding Police officers/innocent citizens and sending them to their early graves.
“Furthermore, the CP wishes to inform the good people of Oyo State and the general public that due to the attacks, some of the Police AK 47 rifles were still missing and as a result of this, he implore the people to be vigilant and report any individual or group who are not Police officers/military personnel but seen with such rifles to immediately report to the nearest Police Station.
“Meanwhile, the CP further wishes to implore the people to be law-abiding to avoid the full wrath of the law from catching up with them. He equally called on parents/guardians to warn their children/wards of the impending danger of going to the road.”
“The CP, therefore, wants to authoritatively confirm that effort is on to restore the situation to normalcy as the Nigerian Army (Operation Burst) are complementing Police effort especially the Police Mobile Force (PMF) to prevent further attacks,” he added.
Meanwhile, in several videos circulating on social media on Tuesday, more than three people killed, several injured as hoodlums set Ojoo divisional police headquarters on fire.