Gunmen shoot dead 4 policemen in Nigeria's Ogun State

08:09, July 13, 2010      

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At least four policemen have been killed by armed robbers in southwest Nigeria's Ogun State, the News Agency of Nigeria reported Monday.

The hoodlums carted away rifles of the deceased police officers, the report added.

The incident occurred on Sunday evening at Ako Village, about 5 km to the permanent site of the Olabisi Onabanjo University.

Eye witnesses said one of the policemen, a sergeant, who drove the private car which they were occupying, managed to escape, but with serious wounds.

The policemen were said to be returning from a road block around Ago-Iwoye, after they had concluded the day's assignment.

The hoodlums followed the policemen in another vehicle, and opened fire on the car conveying them to the Divisional Police Headquarters in the town.

State police spokesperson Olumuyiwa Adejobi confirmed the incident, and called for useful information that would expose the hoodlums.

Adejobi said a close-door meeting had been convened by the state's Commissioner of Police Musa Daura with officers of the command, to discuss the need to raise the level of security in the state.

Source: Xinhua


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