Two bandits have been shot dead in a gun battle with police in Ogun State.
Two AK-47 rifles were recovered from the bandits during the crossfire.
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The spokesman of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi told newsmen on Saturday that the incident happened at Bere forest in Onigaari area along Lagos-Ibadan Express way.
According to him, the operatives following a tip off on activities of arm bearing bandits had embarked on combing operation in the forest
He said while men of the command were combing the forest, the hoodlums on sighting the policemen, opened fire on them, leading to a gun battle.
Oyeyemi said the operatives led by the DPO Owode Egba division, Olusola Oniyiku, killed one of the hoodlums during the gun battle and another corpse was recovered later.
He said “At the end of the encounter, one of the bandits was shot dead on the spot, while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries.
“Searching the forest further, one of the bandits with bullets wound was arrested in the bush but gave up the ghost few minutes after.
“Two Ak 47 riffles with breech numbers 1983NF1040 and 1987-3-CA-1212 with five rounds of ammunition were recovered from them. The latest riffle recovery makes it four Ak 47 riffles recovered by the command within the period of two weeks. Also recovered from them are sachets of tramadol and assorted charms,” Oyeyemi said.
The Police Spokesman said the commissioner of police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the gang.
He also quoted the CP to have appealed to members of the public, especially hospital not to hesitate to inform the police if anyone with gunshot injuries is seen in their area.