Officers of Oyo State Joint Patrol Team code named “Operation Burst” have disclosed that no fewer than three suspected armed robbers have been killed as a result of gun shots they sustained after the team engaged the hoodlums during a robbery operation in Adegbayi area of Ibadan, the state capital early morning of Sunday.
Special Adviser to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state on Security, Mr. Segun Abolarinwa, who disclosed this in a statement made available to DAILY POST explained that the team responded to a distress call from the residents of the area when the robbers were operating.
Abolarinwa, who disclosed that one of the robbers escaped with gun shot wound, however, added that two of the robbers were arrested during the operation.
He noted that the team were able to dislodge the six-men armed robbery gang who had been terrorizing residents of Adegbayi area of Ibadan the state capital in the last three weeks.
Abolarinwa said that men of the team had been performing surveillance exercise since they got reports about the armed gang terrorizing the area, noting that the distress calls by the residents led to a prompt action which yielded positive result.
Abolarinwa said “Early this morning, the office of the Operation Burst, the joint patrol team set up by Governor Ajimobi to combat crime, got distressed calls from the residents of Adegbayi area, Ibadan. The OB men swift to action immediately and engaged the robbers in cross fire while they were operating at Emirate, Hotel, Adegbayi.
“The engage of gun fire led to one dead instantly while two died in the hospital and one escaped with gunshot wounds. Two are in the custody of OB. We are optimistic that OB team and other Security agencies will not relax on their oars to make Oyo State safe for all and sundry.”
He enjoined people of the state to be vigilant about their environment and avail themselves the contact detail of Security teams in their vicinity.