By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Three suspected armed robbers on Sunday met their untimely death as they were shot dead by men of the Oyo State Joint Patrol Team, Operation Burst (OB) during exchange of fire at the Alakia area of Ibadan.
According to the Special Adviser to Governor Ajimobi on Security, Mr. Segun Abolarinwa, two other members of the six man robbery gang are now in the custody of the joint security patrol team.
Mr Abolarinwa disclosed that the six man robbery gang said to have been terrorizing residents of Adegbayi area of Ibadan for the past three weeks stormed the area early Sunday after which men of
the Operation Burst team responded to a distress call from the residents of the area while the armed robbers were operating at Emirate Hotel, Adegbayi area, Ibadan.
“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.” he said.
The Special Adviser to Governor Ajimobi on Security added that “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,”
Mr Abolarin maintained that men of the OB have 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, adding, two members of the gang are in custody, one escaped with gun wounds and the remaining three lost their lives due to gun shots wound sustained during the exchange of gun fire with the men of the OB team.
He then urged the people of Oyo state to be vigilant about their environment and avail themselves the contacts detail of Security teams in their vicinity.