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Police nab 15 following invasion of Ogun community by gunmen


There was palpable tension in four villages in Ado- Odo as heavily armed gunmen invaded the town in Ogun State.

It was learnt that five people were injured in the attack as the hoodlums ransacked houses and robbed residents of the town of their phones, money, motorcycles and other valuables.

Fifteen members of the hoodlums have however been arrested and detained at the Ado- Odo Divisional Police Station.

Some of the affected villages are Alaagba, Betiku, Ashipa, Alapoti and Olorunleke.

The armed hoodlums, numbering about a hundred reportedly invaded the villages over the weekend and started shooting without reason.

One of the victims of the attack, Saubano Babajide Elekuro, said, “It was a very terrible experience. I have never had such in my life.

“I was at home, when I started hearing gunshots. Suddenly some armed gangs forced their way into my house and started beating everyone within their reach.

“I pleaded with them not to injure or kill anybody, but they kept beating us even the kids were not spared of the beating. The fear of the attack is still with my kids till now, they couldn’t sleep.”

Elekuro stated that at the end of the day ,they went away with two motorcycles and some other valuables from his house, “I was able to identify one of the hoodlums called Elijah with AK 47 rifle during the attack threatening to shoot me.”

Another victim of the attack who was also injured, one Nafiu Oshoja, also said there were many of them, saying they came in with commercial buses and motorcycles.

He said, “When the attack continued, we mobilised other villagers and confronted them with the help of policemen from Ado -Ado Police Station to chase them out of our town.”

Another victim, Abiodun Emmanuel, commended the DPO in charge of Ado- Odo Police Division and the state Commissioner of Police, for responding to their distress call and thanked them for coming to their rescue.

The villager also called on the police in Ogun State to go after other members of the gang, their sponsors and make them face the full wrath of the law, “because they must not go unpunished for their act.”

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Omolola Odutola, didn’t pick her phone calls and didn’t respond to text messages sent to her.

However, a police source at Ado -Odo Police Division told our correspondent that some of the suspects have been arrested.

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