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Policemen enjoy beer as gunmen kill 85 year old Imam

27 July 2016, 08:32

Abuja - Residents of Halleluyah Quaters in the Ibafo LGA of Ogun State have been left in a state of turmoil following the death of an 85-year-old Islamic cleric in the area.

According to a Punch report, gunmen invaded the community on Monday, abducting a landlord and killing Kareem Olaiya, an elderly Imam.

During the attack, which spanned about 2 hours, policemen were spotted sitting around an armoured tank, guzzling beer from bottles in crates.

Despite calling for assistance, police failed to come to the aid of panicked residents, leaving everyone in confusion as a result.

Also read: Gunmen attack Ogun community, kidnap and rape residents

“The militants have been coming every day for the past three weeks. When they come, they burgle houses, abduct landlords and rape women.  They kill our goats and chickens as well. We have been under siege without any help from the police.

“During this latest attack, we called the Ibafo Divisional Police Officer around 3am and he said he had alerted his men. Nobody has shown up till now (10.30am).

“The acting Inspector-General of Police said he had deployed a mobile police force to Ibafo, but these men only watch over the police station and drink alcohol. They don’t fight the militants,” lamented a community leader.

SP Muyiwa Adejobi, PR Officer for the State Police, has since stated that police are not aware of the attack and that no complainant has visited the DPO.

Read more at Punch

- News24


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