Some unknown gunmen on Monday, February 17, have killed the two policemen and another injured at checkpoint in Ondo State.
A source gathered the bandits met the policemen at a checkpoint along Ode Irele -Ajagba Road, in Irele Local Government Area of the state, on Monday morning, argued with the officers over N50 bribe in which led to shootout between them and the bandits killed two and injured one other.
It was also learnt through another source that the killers were armed robbers, who shot the policemen, while escaping from a robbery operation.
Another source in the area said the alleged killers were the militants who had been terrorising the riverine area in the recent time.
Meanwhile, the Ondo State Police Command who confirmed the incident to newsmen, saying bandits have killed the policemen in Irele local government of the state.
The injured cop was said to have been immediately rushed to a hospital in the area where he was receiving treatment.
The identity of the deceased had however not been revealed by the command.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Femi Joseph, said the command had been on the search of the bandits
According to him” We lost two of our men on duty on Monday, but we don’t know who the killers are yet, whether they are armed robbers or militants or some thugs, it is when we arrest them that they tell us who they are.
“But it is very sad and unfortunately for the command, losing our men just likes that. While the investigation has commenced, we will do everything to get the bandits arrested and face the wrath of the law.”