Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the killing of two of its personnel by hoodlums during the #EndSARS# protests on Tuesday.
The command also declared two others missing.
The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, in a statement in Ibadan, also said that the Ojoo Police station in Ibadan, the state capital was also set ablaze.
The police and hoodlums who hijacked the protests at the Ojoo area in Ibadan had clashed on Tuesday in which at least three people lost their lives
Fadeyi, on behalf of the state the Commissioner of Police, Joe Enwonwu, urged parents to warn their children against causing violence in the state.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu is miffed on the dastardly act of disgruntled/hardened criminals who have hijacked the EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on Police personnel at Ojoo Divisional Police Headquarters, Ojoo Ibadan today at about 1300hrs, set the station ablaze and burnt it down while two (2) Policemen were killed and two (2) others still missing.
“The Commissioner of Police wishes to state that the burning of the Police Station was premeditated as Police personnel did not have any interference with the protesters nor were they disturbed in any way. He stated further that some of the protesters have ulterior motives and capitalize on the opportunity of protests to carry out their evil intentions leading to sordid activities of bandits/hardened criminals carrying out coordinated attacks on law-abiding Police officers and innocent citizens and sending them to their early graves.
“Furthermore, the CP wishes to inform the good people of Oyo State and the general public that due to the attacks, some of the Police AK 47 rifles were still missing and as a result of this, he implored the people to be vigilant and report any individual or group who are not Police officers/military personnel but seen with such rifles to immediately report to the nearest Police Station.
“Meanwhile, the CP further wishes to implore the people to be law-abiding to avoid the full wrath of the law from catching up with them.
“He equally calls on parents/guardians to warn their children/wards of the impending danger of going to the road. The CP, therefore, wants to authoritatively confirm that effort is on to restore the situation to normal as the Nigerian Army (Operation Burst) are complementing Police effort especially the Police Mobile Force (PMF) to prevent further attacks”.