Gunmen on Monday attacked the Okuta Elerinla police station in Akure, the Ondo state capital, killing a police inspector, Temenu Boluwaji.
Several other police men on duty reportedly sustained injuries during the heavy shoot out between the policemen and the gunmen.
Resident sources said, the gunmen attacked the police facility at about 1 am, adding that the deceased officer was hit by bullet during a shootout and later died on his way to the state hospital.
Spokesperson for the State Police Command, Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the incident in a a statement.
“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 cross fire, one of our gallant station guards AP.207538 0INSPR. Temwnu Boluwaji was hit by a bullet, he later died on his way to the hospital.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Oyeyemi Oyediran, has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case and ensure the perpetrators are arrested”, the statement said
Meanwhile, the police Commissioner has appealed to ” the people of the state to go about their lawful duty without fear, as the days of these criminals are numbered.”