An Inspector of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Temenu Boluwaji, has been killed after unknown gunmen attacked a police station in Akure, the Ondo State capital, this morning.
Although the reasons for the attack remain unknown, other police officers on duty reportedly sustained injuries during the heavy shootout with the gunmen
According to Vanguard, the Okuta Ekerinla police station situated in the heart of the town was invaded by the gunmen at about 1 am on Monday.
It was gathered that Boluwaji was hit by a bullet during a shootout and died on his way to the hospital.
Confirming the attack in a statement, the spokesperson for the state police command, Funmi Odunlami, said, “on the 25th July 2022 around 0100 am, hoodlums attacked Okuta Elerinla Division, in Akure.
“Policemen who were at alert and alive to their duty repelled them accordingly, and the miscreants were unable to gain entrance into the station.
“During the crossfire, one of our gallant station guards AP.207538 0INSPR. Temwnu Boluwaji was hit by a bullet. He later died on his way to the hospital.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Oyeyemi Oyediran has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case and ensure the perpetrators are arrested.”
Meanwhile, the Police Commissioner urged residents to go about their lawful duty without fear, as the days of these criminals are numbered.
HausaToday reports that the attack is coming months after suspected bandit terrorists attacked a Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.
The attack left over 30 people dead and several others injured, with security agents yet to make any arrest.