How We Neutralized Bandits Inside Forest, Recovered AK - 47 Rifles - Ogun Police - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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How We Neutralized Bandits Inside Forest, Recovered AK - 47 Rifles - Ogun Police




By Adekunle Mariam,  Abeokuta

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command on Saturday neutralized suspected bandits who had seized Bere forest in Owode  Egba area of the  State and turned it as their haven to unleash terror on residents and other members of the public.

The Daily Crucible learnt that about  half a dozen of them armed with AK - 47 were sighted in the forest, ostensibly waiting for the appropriate time to attack members of the public  but as the Police Command got intelligence about them and stepped up bush combing operation in search of kidnappers terrorizing different parts of the State, the suspected bandits met their gruesome end. 

It was learnt that the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun swiftly deployed the Command's tactical team, coordinated by the Divisional Police Officer for Owode Egba Division, Olusola Oniyiku, a Chief Superintendent of Police(CSP) to the forest in search of the hoodlums.

In the ensuing encounter within the forest while the search lasted, the hoodlums on sighting the policemen, opened fire on them, a gun battle ensued and leading to the killing of two of the bandits and recovery of two AK - 47 riffles from them. 

            •The suspected bandits 

Giving details of how the bandits were gunned down, and the forest rid of them,  the Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer and Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP), Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated :

"Men of Ogun state police command in the early hours of Saturday 21st of August 2021, engaged suspected kidnappers in gun duel at Bere forest in Onigaari area along Lagos-Ibadan Express way.

"This is as a result of information received by the command from members of the public that the AK 47 bearing hoodlums numbering about six were sighted in the forest, possibly waiting for the appropriate time to strike. Upon the information, the commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun quickly deployed the command's tactical teams, coordinated by the DPO Owode Egba division, CSP Olusola Oniyiku  to the forest in search of the hoodlums. While the combing was going on, the hoodlums on sighting the policemen, opened fire on them, and gun battle ensued between them. 

"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. 

"The commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered for massive manhunt for the remaining members of the gang. He also appealed to members of the public, especially hospital not to hesitate to inform the police if anyone with gunshot injuries is seen in their area. He therefore assured the good people of Ogun state that the command will not rest on its oars until the state is rid of  criminal elements," Abimbola said.

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