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SARS commander feared killed in Oyo

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Suspected herdsmen ‪on Tuesday evening alleged killed the Area Commander of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Sheu Magu, in a village near Ogboro-Agbone Road, in Saki area of Oyo State. Other policemen were said to have received varying degrees of injuries during the attack.

The officers were said to have gone to the village to arrest some suspected herdsmen robbing travellers on the highway when the incident occurred.The Police Public Relations officer (PPRO) for the state command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who confirmed the incident, said four suspects had been arrested while investigation was ongoing.

It was gathered that after the police team had made the arrests, they were confronted by the herdsmen who shot some officers.A source said there was a tension in the community, as commercial activities were grounded to a halt following the development.He said: “Saki is boiling now. Members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), police and other bravemen are in the bush as I am talking to you now, hunting for the suspected herdsmen.

“The whole thing started when the police arrested one of the herdsmen for robbery. Precisely, a village along Ogboro-Agbonle road in Saki East local government area of the state. On getting to the village, the informant that led the team was first attacked and killed. The leader of the police team popularly called Sheu was also matcheted while others escaped. “One of those who escaped told us that they used cow to surround the police officers attacking them.”


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