Men of the Oyo State Police Command yesterday engaged armed robbers in a gun duel.
By the time the dust finally settled, one policeman and an armed robber lay dead, while three others sustained injuries.
The state Police Commissioner, Joseph Mbu, while briefing reporters on the incident, said the robbers were heading to Ogbomoso from Ilorin where they had operated.
The police chief said the daredevil robbers ran into men of the State Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Ogbomoso and quickly made a detour towards Oyo.
“Policemen in Ogbomoso alerted the ones in Oyo State and they went after them but unfortunately, the SARS in Oyo did not know that the armed robbers were heading towards them.
“Unfortunately, in the shootings that erupted between our men and the robbers, one policeman was shot dead and three were injured. Meanwhile, while we were searching the bush, the corpse of one of the robbers was discovered.”