Two (2) policemen on duty at a checkpoint along Ajagba Road in Ode Irele area of Ondo State have been killed by suspected armed brigands.
It was learnt that the policemen were carrying out routine stop and search operation on the road when the gunmen opened gunfire on them.
One of the policemen, who survived the attack, was immediately rushed to a private hospital where he is currently receiving treatment for injuries sustained.
It was learnt from sources on Thursday that there was an altercation between the armed bandits and policemen, which leads to the shooting.
The identities of the victims is yet to be disclosed. Femi Joseph, the Ondo Police Spokesperson, confirmed the incident, said the command was already on the trail of the killers.
It is true that we actually lost the two men (officers) on Monday while at their duty post, he added.
However, we are yet to know these killers – whether they are armed robbers, militants or thugs and it is painful losing our gallant officers.
Investigation into the incident is currently ongoing, and we will do everything within our reach to have these bandits arrested.