The Ogun State Police Command has disclosed that its officers have killed two suspected bandits along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
In a statement on Saturday evening, the Command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the command got information that the AK-47 bearing hoodlums, numbering about six, were sighted in the forest, possibly waiting for the appropriate time to strike.
He said two AK-47 rifles were recovered after a gunfight at Bere forest in the Onigaari axis of the expressway.
“While the combing was going on, the hoodlums, on sighting the policemen, opened fire and a gun battle ensued.
“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 rifles with breech numbers 1983NF1040 and 1987-3-CA-1212 with five rounds of ammunition were recovered from them.
“The latest rifle recovery makes it four AK-47 rifles recovered by the command within the period of two weeks,” Oyeyemi said.
He said the state Police Commissioner, Edward Ajogun, has deployed the command’s tactical teams, led by senior officers, to the forest in search of the bandits.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun, has ordered for massive manhunt for the remaining members of the gang.
“He also 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,” Oyeyemi said
He added that sachets of tramadol and assorted charms were also recovered from the bandits.