Ocean police on Monday confirmed the killing of three residents of the town of Idele by an unknown armed group on Saturday.
Police also confirmed that a doctor had been kidnapped in Tapatown.
Oyo Police Commissioner Joe Nwachukwu said in a statement made available to journalists that some suspects had been arrested and an investigation began to book the perpetrators.
“Police Commissioner, Commander of the State of Oyo, Joe Nuwachuku Enwon-woo noted two incidents in Idele in the Ibarapa central local government area, where a businessman and two nine-year-old cousins were unknown. On January 2, 2021, a man known as Akin Isle (doctor) was abducted in Tapa, the northern local government area of Ibarapa, Oyo.
“The CP wants to state that the police and other local guards, namely vigilantes, hunters, etc., have been arrested and investigated for the murder in Idele, where three people were killed. It will be announced soon.
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In addition, intensive investigations to arrest other suspected fugitives (if any) are still underway in the region, while at the same time regaining confidence in the community and the general Ibarapa axis as a whole. Large-scale deployment is taking place.
“The CP further emphasized that the abduction of Akindele in his hospital, as the DPO stated, was not officially reported to Ayete’s police headquarters, but was a concern.”
Police bosses have expressed their determination to readjust the security architecture in the region and do more than in 2020 the previous year.
Police confirm in Oyo that shooters killed three people and kidnapped one
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