The Oyo state police command has confirmed the attempted abduction of travelers along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Friday night, October 28.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Adewale Osifeso, says at about 6.35pm on Friday, operatives of the Command attached to Toll-Gate Division received information about sporadic gunshots heard along the Dominion University end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He said the police officers with other security agents worked to abort the attack. He further stated that an officer attached to the command was killed during the shootout.
”In swift response to the above, the Divisional Police Officer led a team comprising; Anti-crime patrol operatives, tactical teams, Police Mobile men and local hunters for immediate rescue and further intervention.
During the process of prevailing and preventing further chaos from what was evidently an abduction scenario, an Officer attached to the Command paid the supreme price with one other badly injured and presently responding to treatment.”
Osifeso stated that expended ammunition shells and (4) Four abandoned vehicles were retrieved at the scene.
He stated that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Adebowale Williams, has ordered Full-Scale scientific and technological aided Investigations to unravel the events that led to the incident with the Deputy Commissioner in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department leading the Charge.
He added that care-givers, Traditional Healers and Residents within and outside the area of the shooting incident are advised to be on the lookout for gunshot victims and immediately report any strange occurrence to the Police for prompt action.