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Hoodlums Attack Mapo Police Station Free Suspects

Hoodlums Attack Mapo Police Station Free Suspects

Suspected hoodlums on Thursday invaded Mapo Police station in Ibadan, attacked some Policemen who had earlier arrested two suspects.

The Commissioner of Police in a statement issued by the Command's Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi said the hoodlums after attacking the policemen in Ibadan also freed the two suspects who had been arrested.

Our correspondent gathered that some hoodlums have been terrorizing innocent citizens around Idi-Arere, Popoyemoja, Born photo, Molete, Beere, Shogoye, Akobi and other areas within the Ibadan metropolis.

Recall that a 60-year old plantain seller was killed during a clash between two rival cult groups in one of the areas a few days ago.

The state Police Command on Thursday announced that police officers from Mapo Division succeeded in arresting two suspects in connection with the series of public disturbance in most of the areas.

Unfortunately, police said the suspects were set free by some hoodlums who attacked the policemen arresting the suspects earlier today.

Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko said one suspected hoodlum, identified as Packaging, led some thugs numbering about thirty (30) to attack and mob the Police team while forcefully taking the two miscreants away.

Onadeko used the medium to appeal to parents and guardians in the two areas to warn their wards to desist from acts capable of causing the breakdown of law and order

 She added that massive deployment of Police personnel and that of Sister Security Agencies have been put in place to forestall further crises.

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