Cleric killed, sergeant, medical doctor injured as robber attack police station

A man, said to be a cleric, was shot dead when suspected armed robbers attacked a police division in Ikole-Ekiti, headquarters of Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
It was also gathered that two others, including a police sergeant and a medical doctor were injured in the attack, which sources in the community said has created tension in the town.
According to sources in the area, the cleric was said to have ran into the gang while in operation and had erroneously taken them to be policemen when they stopped his vehicle, and had approached them to let him move on with his journey when they shot him dead.
The sources also explained that the medical doctor was said to have been at the Ikole Area Command and Division to attend to a patient when the incident occurred.
The hoodlums were said to have made unsuccessful attempts to raid the armoury in the police division but were said to have "levelled the building."
The Public Relations Officer of the Ekiti Police Command, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, confirmed the incident, saying it was an attempt by the suspected armed robbers to steal arms and ammunition from the police division.
Adeyemi told Saturday Tribune on the telephone that the suspects were believed to have come from the South South axis of the country and said the command ha launched a manhunt with the aim of bringing the suspects to book.
While commiserating with the dead and the injured in the incident, he charged the people of the area not to panic as, according to him, "the Commissioner of Police in the state has set a machinery in motion to ensure there's no re-occurence while investigation into the incident has commence."

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