The Oyo State Police Command, on Tuesday, confirmed the killing of two of its personnel.
The command additionally declared two others lacking.
DAILY POST learnt that the police confirmed the killing of the 2 officers and declared the 2 officers lacking after some protesters clashed with some cops at Ojoo Police station in Ibadan, the state capital.
Our correspondent had earlier reported that no fewer than three individuals misplaced their lives when the protesters clashed with the policemen.
The police had, nevertheless, stated that it has misplaced two officers and has additionally declared two officers lacking.
The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, in a press release made obtainable to DAILY POST in Ibadan, added that the police station was additionally set ablaze.
Fadeyi, on behalf of state the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joe Enwonwu, urged dad and mom to warn their kids towards inflicting violence within the state.
He stated, “The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu psc, was miffed on the dastardly act of disgruntled/hardened criminals who’ve hijacked the EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on Police personnel at Ojoo Divisional Police Headquarters, Ojoo Ibadan right this moment at about 1300hrs, set the station ablaze and burnt it down whereas two (2) Policemen had been killed and two (2) others nonetheless lacking.
“The Commissioner of Police needs to state that the burning of the Police Station was premeditated as Police personnel didn’t have any interference with the protesters nor had been they disturbed in any manner. He said additional that among the protesters have ulterior motives and capitalize on the chance of protests to hold out their evil intentions resulting in sordid actions of bandits/hardened criminals finishing up coordinated assaults on regulation abiding Law enforcement officials/harmless residents and sending them to their early graves.
“Moreover, the CP needs to tell the great individuals of Oyo State and most people that because of the assaults, among the Police AK 47 rifles had been nonetheless lacking and because of this, he implore the individuals to be vigilant and report any particular person or group who usually are not Law enforcement officials/army personnel however seen with such rifles to instantly report back to the closest Police Station.
“In the meantime, the CP additional needs to implore the individuals to be regulation abiding to keep away from the total wrath of the regulation from catching up with them.
“He equally calls on dad and mom/guardians to warn their kids/wards of the upcoming hazard of going to the highway. The CP, due to this fact, wish to authoritatively affirm that effort is on to revive the scenario to regular because the Nigerian Military (Operation Burst) are complementing Police effort particularly the Police Cellular Power (PMF) to forestall additional assaults”.