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Ogun Police Kill Four Trans-Border Bandits, Injure Two

The Men of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, in Ogun State, have reportedly killed a gang of armed robbers in a gun duel, at Itoku, in Abeokuta, the state capital, leaving two seriously injured.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this, on Tuesday, at the SARS Office, Magbon, Abeokuta, while parading the two injured members of the syndicate, who were arrested after the clash.
Adejobi said the incident occurred on Sunday, at 9:30 p.m. under the newly constructed flyover bridge in the market, while the bandits, who were allegedly based in Ghana, attempted to loot the shops of the operators of bureau de change.
According to Adejobi, those who were arrested were Adamu Bamako and Ibrahim Tanko, who spoke Hausa language.
He said the suspects did not have any fixed address and that the Command could not identify their states of origin as of the moment of parading them before newsmen.
Adejobi said the Command would take steps to unravel their state of origin and take vital information from them.
“The SARS has placed them under surveillance through information that we have gathered from different angles that these members of the syndicate are based in Ghana, Togo.
“The SARS laid ambush for the syndicate. When they got to the scene, there was an exchange of gun fire, they engaged our men in gun duel that lasted for almost an hour. “Four of them fell during the battle while two of them were fatally injured and were arrested. One of our men sustained injury and has been treated,” he said.
Adejobi told newsmen that the two suspects arrested would be given medical treatment so as to get vital information to assist the command in its investigation.
He however, said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Val Ntomchukwu, has assured residents of the state of safety of lives and property

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