Three policemen and four residents of waterside local government area of Ogun state have been reportedly killed by suspected militants.
According to news reports, the police officers lost their lives while trying to secure the release of an abducted Chinese expatriate.
A resident was said to have been hit by a stray bullet when the police officers engaged in a shootout with the suspects.
The gang also struck at the residence of a businessman identified as Rafiu Daramola, carting away N4.7 million.
Three residents were reportedly shot dead before they left the area.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, a spokesperson of the Ogun state police command, confirmed the killing, saying a suspected was arrested and the vehicle used by the suspects was recovered.
“They invaded the businessman’s house, but our policemen were able to repel them. At the end of the encounter, we arrested one of the suspects, while their operational vehicle was recovered,” Oyeyemi said.
“The suspect is helping with the investigation. The state commissioner of police, Ahmad Iliyasu, has deployed some special units of the police, including men from the Federal SARS, mobile police force, anti-kidnapping unit, and other conventional policemen, in the scene to ensure the security of lives and property.”
Source: The Cable