Armed Men invade Police Station in Ekiti, Empty Armoury and Kill Inspector

There was serious panic on Friday night at Ido-Ekiti, Ido-Osi area of Ekiti State, when some armed men numbering 40, invaded the Divisional Police Headquarters located in the town. They were said to have killed a police inspector on duty during the attack.

The armoury of the police station was emptied by the gunmen, while the roof top was blown off with dynamite, leading to massive destruction of the entire police station during the raid.

A detective attached to the station, who craved anonymity, told Vanguard that the suspected robbers invaded the police station around 7.20pm and destroyed virtually everywhere while ransacking all rooms, while all the doors were broken in the course of searching for ammunition.

The incident had rendered the police officers attached to the station devastated, as their countenances portrayed that they were in deep mourning.

The source added that the robbers had drove in recklessly through the gate while some had scaled the fence and headed into the main building where the armoury was located.

He said just few policemen were on guard during the raid, which he said made the attack successful.

Upon entering the station, the source said the armed bandits rained bullets on the police inspector and he was said to have died on the spot.

“Our suspicion was that they came to loot the armoury because that was where they first attacked after demobilizing our men. In fact, they emptied the entire place”.

Asked if they came to free a high profile detainee or robbery suspected, the police officer said: "That is not true because nobody was detained in the cell as at the time the incident took place."