About 40 gunmen have invaded IdoEkiti Divisional Police Station in Ido/Osi local Government area of EkitiState,killing a police inspector and carting away guns.
The armory of the police station was emptied by the attackers, whoblew the roof top with dynamites that brought the entire building down.
A detective attached to the station, who spoke to Nigerian Pilot Sunday in the guise of anonymity, said the suspected robbers invaded the police station at night destroying virtually everything; “they ransacked all rooms and broke the doors while searching for ammunition”, the officer noted, .
This paper gathered that the robbers drove into the station recklessly while some of them scaled the fence and headed for the main building where the armory was located.
Few policemen were on guard during the raid, which made the attack more successful and fierce. It was further learnt that upon entering the station, the heavily armed bandits rained bullets on the police inspector who died on the spot.
“They drove in recklessly and took over the entire police station. Some even scaled the fence and took strategic positions. They shot into the air sporadically and destroyed virtually every room” this paper gathered.
“Our suspicion was that they came to loot the armoury because that was why they first attacked after demobilizing our men. In fact, they emptied the entire place”. the senior officer also stated
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ekiti State command, Mr Alberto Adeyemi, confirmed the attack and said the command lost one police officer, saying the attackers took away two guns from the station.