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Bandits, Police in fierce confrontation, Inspector, others dead

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Armed police officers and Bandits
An Inspector of Police, Omolayo Olajide died on Tuesday during a gun duel between police and bandits in Ogun State.

The police spokesperson in the state Abimbola Oyeyemi said two bandits were also killed during the gun battle.

“Regrettably, an Inspector of Police, Mr Omolayo Olajide, lost his life during the gun duel,” Mr Oyeyemi said in a statement on Wednesday.

He said that the battle between the bandits and the operatives lasted for about 20 minutes, saying that while two of them were killed others escaped with gunshot injuries.

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Mr Oyeyemi said three locally-made guns, 16 live cartridges, assorted charms, one cutlass, one cell phone, and one unregistered Bajaj motorcycle were recovered from the suspects.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, has expressed sadness on the death of the police officer.

Mr Bankole commiserated with the family of the late inspector and gave the assurance that his death would not be in vain.


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