Men of the Oyo State Joint Patrol Team, Operation Burst (OB), early Sunday morning dislodged a six-man armed robbery gang which, in the past three weeks, have been terrorizing residents of Adegbayi area of Ibadan.
The Special Adviser to Governor Ajimobi on Security, Mr. Segun Abolarinwa disclosed this on Sunday, saying three members of the gang were shot dead, while two are in custody. According to him, the sixth robber escaped with gunshot wounds.
He explained that the OB team responded to a distress call from the residents of the area while the armed robbers were operating at Emirate Hotel, Adegbayi area, Ibadan.
Abolarinwa said that men of the OB had been performing surveillance exercise since they got reports about the armed gang terrorizing the area.
The Special Adviser said “early this morning, the office of the Operation Burst, the joint patrol team set up by Governor Ajimobi to combat crime, got distressed calls from the residents of Adegbayi area, Ibadan. The OB men swift to action immediately and engaged the robbers in cross fire while they were operating at Emirate, Hotel, Adegbayi.
“The engage of gun fire led to one dead instantly while two died in the hospital and one escaped with gunshot wounds. Two are in the custody of OB. We are optimistic that OB team and other Security agencies will not relax on their oars to make Oyo State safe for all and sundry”.
Abolarinwa enjoined people of the state to be vigilant about their environment and avail themselves the contact details of security teams in their vicinity.