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Police kill 2 bandits during gun battle in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria

Policemen on Saturday killed two bandits during a gun battle in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.

The Police also recovered two AK-47 rifles from the bandits during the crossfire.

Spokesperson of the Ogun State Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told journalists that the incident happened at Bere forest in the Onigaari area, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Police said that the operatives moved into the area following a tip off on activities of arms-bearing bandits. They then embarked on combing operation in the forest

He said while men of the Command were combing the forest, the hoodlums on sighting them opened fire, leading to a gun battle.

Oyeyemi said the Police operatives, led by the DPO Owode Egba division, Olusola Oniyiku, killed one of the hoodlums during the gun battle and another corpse was recovered later.

He said “At the end of the encounter, one of the bandits was shot dead on the spot, while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries.

“Searching the forest further, one of the bandits with bullets wound was arrested in the bush but gave up the ghost few minutes after.

“Two Ak 47 riffles with breech numbers 1983NF1040 and 1987-3-CA-1212 with five rounds of ammunition were recovered from them. The latest riffle recovery makes it four Ak 47 riffles recovered by the command within the period of two weeks. Also recovered from them are sachets of tramadol and assorted charms,” Oyeyemi said.

The Police Spokesman said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the gang.

He also quoted the CP to have appealed to members of the public, especially hospitals not to hesitate to inform the Police if anyone with gunshot injuries is seen in their area.

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