Hoodlums in Ogun village have shot a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, abducted four policemen and carted away two AK 47 rifles.
The incident took place at Aba Tuntun village, Ijebu-Igbo in the Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Spokesman, Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the abduction, but said three of the policemen had been rescued.
Asides the policemen, three vigilante men were also kidnapped by the hoodlums.
The police reportedly visited the village to disarmed some hoodlums following a complaint by the village head that some hoodlums were in possession of firearms.
Acting on a petition by the Baale of the village, a team of 15 policemen and 35 local vigilantes stormed the village on Thursday.
They successfully raided the village and seized six single-barreled guns, 16 dane guns, and 16 cartridges were from the hoodlums.
According to newsmen, their colleagues ambushed the security operatives, launched attacks on them as they were leaving the community.
They reportedly fired gunshots at the police and attacked them with other dangerous weapons.
The DPO was reportedly shot in the arm while some others sustained various gunshot injuries, while four policemen and three vigilantes were kidnapped.