… As Ogun police arrest 22 suspected cultists in 48 hours***
Gunmen have attacked the Patrol team of operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) leading to the death of two personnel with one sustaining severe injuries.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem on Sunday in Abuja.
Kazeem said that the team comprising of an Officer, a driver and two other staff on patrol operations was attacked by gunmen on Sunday.
He said that the Patrol team were conducting routine patrol operations at about 2:45 pm along Igbo-Uku- Uga route in Anambra State when the armed men opened fire at them.
This he said led to the killing of two of the Corps personnel with one escaping into the bush and the team leader rushed to the hospital after sustaining severe injuries from the attack.
Kazeem quoted the Corps Marshal, (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi as decrying the attack and condole with the families of the deceased staff, the Unit Commander and the Staff of Igbo-Uku Command.
Oyeyemi also sympathised with the entire Management and Staff of the Corps over the loss and prayed for their souls to rest in peace.
He also assured us that the Corps was already working with the Nigerian Police Force and other relevant Security agencies on the incident.
This he said was to ensure that the perpetrators of the wicked act were arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
In another development, the Police Command in Ogun, on Mondays, said that it had 22 suspected cultists in different parts of the state within 48 hours.
The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta.
Oyeyemi said that the command had set up a special squad, headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations to checkmate the disturbing activities of cultists across the state.
The police spokesman explained that the squad had swung into action and arrested no fewer than 22 suspected cultists in different parts of the state.
Oyeyemi further stated that the arrested suspected cultists, who had affirmed their membership of Aiye and Eiye confraternities, were apprehended when the squad stormed their hideouts at Maya in Lafenwa and Oju Ogbara in the Sapon area of Abeokuta.
“Some of the suspects were also apprehended in Sagamu during a similar operation carried out by the squad.
“All the arrested suspects are currently being investigated to ascertain their roles in the cult war that had engulfed the state recently, which claimed the lives of some cult members,” he said.
Oyeyemi added that the Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, Lanre Bankole while commending the squad for its quick response, urged it to take the battle to the doorsteps of all known cultists in the state.
He also quoted the police commissioner as appealing to members of the public to cooperate with members of the team by giving them necessary information that would enhance their operation, maintaining that security remained everybody’s business.