Peter Sorro, a police inspector attached to E. C. Ice Resources Nigeria Limited as escorts, has died after sustaining “fatal gunshot injuries” during a gun battle with kidnappers.
The inspector during the gun battle, one of the kidnappers, a suspected Fulani herdsman, lost his life.
In a statement released by the Osun Police Command Public Relations, Yemisi Opalola said that the late Inspector Peter and two other police personnel of the MOPOL 32 Squadron Ebonyi, were attached to E. C. Ice Resources Nigeria Limited as escorts.
Suddenly, some hoodlums opened fire and were shooting at their vehicle and Inspector Peter Sorro was killed.
“The Sergeant quickly came out from the other side of the vehicle and opened fire at the rampaging hoodlums and killed one of the kidnappers – (Fulani), recovered his AK47 rifle with Breech number 97698, one magazine loaded with 16 rounds of live ammunition and when searched, extra 38 rounds of live ammunition and two Tecno button mobile phone recovered from the dead hoodlum, while the late Inspector’s AK47 rifle Breech number and several rounds of ammunition yet unknown were carted away by other kidnappers.
“DPO Ifewara promptly mobilised a combined team of police detectives and vigilante group to the scene, combed the bush where four Fulani suspects were arrested and two Android mobile phones were recovered from them.
“Meanwhile, the two corpses were evacuated and deposited at OAUTHC, Ilesa morgue for autopsy.”
She, however, stated that the investigation is in progress and that further development would be made available in due time.