Two Policemen in Ondo State, on Monday, lost their lives after some unknown gunmen shoot them at a checkpoint located in Irele Local Government Area of the state.
The development which led to the death of two policemen was confirmed by the state police command.
The command while speaking on the incident noted that the bandits allegedly opened fire on the policemen mounted at the checkpoint which saw two policemen killed and one critically injured.
However, the corpse of the policemen has been deposited at the mortuary, while the injured cop is receiving medical care at a hospital.
The command has not revealed the identity of the deceased cops.
The spokesperson of the police command, CSP Femi Joseph, noted that a manhunt has been launched to apprehend the bandits.
Femi in his statement said, “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 like that. While the investigation has commenced, we will do everything to get the bandits arrested and face the wrath of the law.”
Sources while speaking described the alleged killers as militants who had been terrorizing the riverine area in recent times.
One of the sources said the bandits and the policemen at the checkpoint argued over bribe which led to the shootout between them.