Hoodlums reportedly attacked a police station in Akure early Monday morning resulting in the death of a police officer.

A statement from the Police Public Relations Officer, Ondo State Command, Funmi Odunlami however notes that the officers on duty who were at alert repelled the attack and prevented the miscreants from gaining entrance into the station.

The statement says a police officer, Temenu Boluwaji hit by a bullet during the crossfire later died while being taken to the hospital.  

Meanwhile, The Commissioner of Police, Mr Oyeyemi  Oyediran has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case and ensure the perpetrators were arrested. 

He also encouraged the people of the state to go about their lawful duty without fear as the police were determined to rid the state of criminals.

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