Joseph Akinsanya, the Ifo Unit Commander of the corps, condemned the attacks in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Ota, Ogun.
Spokesman for the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the attack in a statement, said the hoodlums lobbed Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) at the station and shot sporadically, before setting the police station and the police ablaze.
The gunmen at about 6.45 on Thursday abducted her and hijacked the private school’s bus in Oba Ile Estate of Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Olokode, who spoke on a radio interview programme in Osogbo, said hoodlums and criminal elements are now emboldened and dare security officers, whether or not the officers are in uniform or they carry arms.
Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Loveth Odah, said this in a statement on Tuesday.
Yaro disclosed this in a statement signed on his behalf by the command’s spokesman, SP Bala Elkana, on Tuesday.
Both of them have since returned to the state party secretariat at Acme, Ikeja.
Indeed November 21, 2020 is a date that cannot be forgotten in a hurry by Tijani Waidi Adio. It was the day unknown hoodlums, allegedly led by one Chief Adeyemi Abidoye, invaded his family home in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, where he was attacked over a marital crisis involving his niece, Simiat Adeyanju Olusanya. He narrates his near-death escape in this interview.
Three locally fabricated rifles with ten rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and locally made pellets were said to have been recovered from the bandits.
A statement by the public relations officer of the command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, has visited the division together with his management team and Operational/Tactical Commanders, for on-the-spot assessment.
The spokesman of the state’s Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria.
In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bala Elkana in Owerri, it said the command arrested five hoodlums who allegedly attempted to attack the station.
As of the time of filing this report, security operatives made up of soldiers, policemen and Air Force are engaging the hoodlums.
Reports have it that despite the presence of policemen in the vicinity, there was palpable fear among the people in the area.
The affected offices were those in Ezza North and Ebonyi Local Government areas.
Eyewitness account said the hoodlums set the station on fire at about 11pm on Wednesday.
According to a statement by National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee Festus Okoye, the burnt office was recently renovated.
Hakeem Odumosu, the state Commissioner of Police made this known while appraising the security situation in the state at a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday in Ikeja.
The student was abducted by hoodlums along with other passengers in a Sienna Van between 7pm and 8pm on their way to Uturu.
The hoodlums also reportedly killed twelve cows in a coordinated attack that took place around 5pm on Sunday.