Suspected gunmen in the early hours of Monday, attacked the Okuta Elerinla police division station in Akure and killed one police officer during the attack.
It was learnt that the gunmen arrived at the station around 1 am and started shooting into the station sporadically.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident said the station was attacked by some hoodlums who tried to enter the station in the middle of the night.
According to Odunlami, “On the 25th July, 2022, around 0100 am hoodlums, attacked Okuta Elerinla Division in Akure.
“Policemen who were at alert and alive to their duty repelled them accordingly and the miscreants were unable to gain entrance into the station.
“During the crossfire, one of our gallant station guards Temenu Boluwaji was hit by a bullet, he later died on his way to the hospital.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Oyeyimi Adesoye Oyediran has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case and ensure the perpetrators are arrested.
“He is also using this medium to encourage the people of the state to go about their lawful duty without fear, as the days of these criminals are numbered.”