Armed thugs in the early hours of Sunday invaded Mokola police station and tried to set it on fire.
It was however gathered that youths in the area mobilised themselves and prevented the hoodlums from setting the station ablaze.
According to Newspeakonline, it was also learnt that a boy was hit by a stray bullet during the mayhem. It could not be established who fired the gunshot that killed the boy.
This is Mokola, Ibadan. Reports of violent clashes btw Police and hoodlums… Unconfirmed reports have it that 2 cops have been killed with some already receiving treatments for cutlass cuts to the head…
— Lasgidi Times (@IntelMaximus) October 25, 2020
According to reports, the youths were able to secure the uniforms of the police officers who had fled the the station during the attack.
Men of Operation Burst later arrived to put the situation is under control.
He was killed at the early hours of today by hoodlums who stormed the popular Mokola roundabout in Ibadan.
After the security operatives were able to return nomallcy in that area, it was reported that the Hoodlums attacked the area again. pic.twitter.com/rkKx0aszs3
— SmilegistNG (@fuoyesmilegist1) October 25, 2020
Speaking on Splash 105.9FM on Sunday, the Director General of Operation Burst, Col. Oladipo Ajibola (Rtd), confirmed the incident but stressed that normalcy has been restored to Mokola and its surrounding areas.
When quizzed further by Isaac Brown on measures put in place to forestall attacks on health institutions, he said security has been beefed up at University College Hospital and other health institutions.