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Gunmen invade bar, kill Ogun officer, abduct woman

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Gunmen have killed an officer of the So-Safe Corps, Sofolahan Olanrewaju, who was attached to the Oke-Ogun division of the Ogun State-owned security agency.

Our correspondent gathered that the gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, on Sunday, stormed the Garden of Comfort Lodging, Bar and Event Centre, at Soyoye, Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesman for the corps, Moruf Yusuf, confirmed the incident on Monday.

He said, “On Sunday, August 7, 2022, around 9.50pm, a team of yet-to-be-identified kidnap syndicate carried out their dastardly act at Garden of Comfort Lodging, Bar and  Event Centre, Soyoye, Abeokuta. They succeeded in kidnapping and escaping with a female victim.

“Unfortunately, they shot one of the officers of the So-Safe Corps, Sofolahan Olanrewaju, who was at his duty post.

“Immediately the Commander of the Corps, Dr Soji Ganzallo, got the information, the operation team of Egba Zonal Command was put on its toes to bring the culprits to book and to ensure they make the axis safer and secure for the good citizens of the state.”

Yusuf described the slain officer as an active and committed man, saying it was a great loss to the corps.

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