Oyo state police command on Thursday said two police officers and one civilian were killed during the robbery attack at Idi Ape, Iwo road on Thursday afternoon.

The command also said that one of the robbers was killed while two police officers and 2 others who were hit by stray bullets are responding to treatments

Adewale Osifeso, the command’s public relations officer in a statement explained that “a group of masked armed robbers about Ten (10) in numbers trailed, targeted and attacked a bullion van around traffic light area, Idi-Ape junction Agodi, Ibadan.”

” The Armed Robbers engaged the Police Officers escorting the bullion van and in the process, an undisclosed amount of money was carted away. ”

” In a swift response, the Police equally neutralized one of the armed robbers while some were believed to have escaped with multiple gunshot
” Consequently, a civilian onlooker was hit by a stray bullet and died at the scene while two Police officers later died in the hospital as a result of gunshot injuries sustained. Four (4) others including Two (2) Police officers are responding to treatment. ”

While enjoining the citizens not to panic, the police said efforts are in top gear to track down and apprehend the criminal gang.

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