Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Adebowale Williams has ordered full investigations into the killing of personnel in Iganna, Iwajowa Local Government Area of the state. 

Mr Williams stated this while reacting to the unfortunate incident that led to the loss of lives of an officer and a male civilian with two others seriously injured caused by unknown gunmen.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that in compliance with the stop-and-search directive on unregistered motorcycles and overcrowded pillions which is aimed at reducing the spate of robberies and abductions in the axis, operatives of the command attached to Iganna Divisional Police Headquarters along Elejoka-Igangan road were attacked by hoodlums who clearly opposed the instruction.

The police commissioner noted that the officers were attacked unprovoked by the assailants thus leading to the death of the Divisional Crime Officer and a civilian in custody in the process of repelling the hoodlums from invading the Divisional Police Headquarters at Iganna after forcing themselves into the town.

He also said the Divisional Police Officer and a Police Inspector sustained several lacerations from machete cuts and are currently being stabilized at a government medical hospital.

According to the commissioner, an arrest has been made in connection with the crime.

Rasheedah Makinde

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