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Gunmen raid bar in Kwara, kill security officer and abduct woman

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A security officer of the Ogun State-owned security outfit, So-Safe Corps, Sofolahan Olanrewaju, was on Sunday, August 8, killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen who stormed a bar at Soyoye in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the State and abducted a woman.

According to reports, the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers had stormed the bar and abducted the woman at about 9:50pm. Eyewitnesses claim the officer was killed while trying to call for reinforcement.

The spokesman of the corps, Moruf Yusuf, who confirmed the said incident said;

“On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at about 2150hrs, a team of yet-to-be identified kidnap syndicate carried out their dastardly act at Garden of Comfort Lodging, Bar & Event Centre, located at last bus stop, Soyoye, Abeokuta. They succeeded in kidnapping and escaping with a female victim.

Unfortunately, they shot one of the officers of the So-Safe Corps, Sofolahan Olanrewaju, who was at his duty post. 

Immediately, the Commander of the Corps, Dr Soji Ganzallo got the information, the operation team of Egba Zonal Command was put on their toes to bring the culprits to book and to ensure they make the axis safer and secure for the good citizens of the state.”

Yusuf described the slain officer of the corps, Olanrewaju, as an active and committed man, saying it was a great loss to the corps. He disclosed that Olanrewaju’s body had been deposited at the State Hospital Morgue, Ijaye, Abeokuta.