Militants Invade Marine Police Base, Kill One, Make Away With Gun Boat

Suspected militants have invaded Marine Police station, based in Iwopin community in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area, Ogun State, killing one policeman and made away with police gun boat.
The victims was identified as Segun Akinola, a sergeant.
Over the months militants had held the riverine communities hostage, killing and stealing from the residents of the community.
The heavily armed militants were said to have stormed the police base on Thursday night, and shot two other policemen, before leaving with the gun boat, witnesses said.
A police official who escaped the attack said they could not fight back as they were “ill-equipped”.
“The militants were armed to the teeth. They arrived the Marine Base and started shooting. They killed a Marine police man who was on duty; one Sergeant Segun Akinola,” he said.
“Two other policemen were shot and they were rushed to the hospital. It is sad that the marine base which is one of the oldest in the country is not equipped. That is why the militants can attack successfully. The militants went away with a police speed gun boat in the base.”
The attack came two weeks after militants attacked a businessman and killed three vigilante members in the community.
The Chairmanof the Ogun Waterside local government area, Femi Onanuga, expressed sadness over the repeated attacks.
“These attacks are reoccurring almost every week and it is sad that we are losing civilians and policemen. People are fleeing from Ogun Waterside Local Government. We are appealing to the government to urgently come to our rescue,” he said.
The spokesperson for the Ogun State police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the killing. He said he was going to the scene to have a first-hand information.

Author: News Editor

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