No Life Was Lost In Shagamu/Benin Expressway Way Attacks- Police
Armed bandits, numbering 10 on Tuesday Assaulted some travelers on Shagamu/Benin Expressway at Omotoso area of the Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state and the Police said no life was lost but that the bandits allegedly stole some valuables.
According to the statement issued on Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Femi Joseph, revealed that no life was lost as widely claimed by the media.
“the command wishes to state that nothing of such happened. To set the record straight, some passengers in a commercial bus traveling from Lagos to Imo State were intercepted by the robbers on the expressway.
“The hoodlums who did not succeed in their efforts to rob the passengers owing to the quick intervention of the men of the command kidnapped some of the commuters.
“However, four men were later rescued by the police while efforts are being intensified to arrest the hoodlums and rescue the remaining victims. Information from the rescued victims indicated that the hoodlums were from Chad and Niger.
“It must be added that no one was maimed, killed or has been reportedly killed by the hoodlums”
The PPRO, while urging the people to disregard the media report, said: “it (the report) is a social media malady to whip up sentiment by some lawless members of the society.”