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How 2 policemen died in Kwara – PPRO

Kwara CP mourns, says I lost 2 gallant officers

Kwara State Police Command has continued to mourn two policemen who died in active service last Thursday.
Speaking to National Pilot on the incident at the weekend, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ajayi Okasanmi described the death of the operatives as painful.
Okasanmi who spoke on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Bagega in a telephone interview, said the officers would be sorely missed for their diligence, patriotism and dedication to the service of the nation.
The CP added that he has lost to death two of his gallant officers who showed high commitment to work.
“I condole with family of the deceased officers. May Almighty God stay with them all. I wish the remaining three officers receiving treatment quick recovery. The whole command is praying for them, “he further said.
According to him, five officers escorted the bullion van to Ogbomoso on that fateful day.
He said, “one of the tyres of the escort vehicle busted and rammed into a trailer parked by the road side. Two policemen died on the spot and three others were injured. The injured officers are currently receiving treatment in an health institution.”
It would be recalled that on Thurday, an auto accident along Ilorin – Ogbomoso expressway claimed lives of two Police officers.
It was gathered that the policemen were in the escort van when the lone accident happened on Thursday afternoon.
It was also gathered that the police men had escorted bullion van to Ogbomoso from Ilorin and were on their return journey when their vehicle rammed into a stationary trailer along the road.
Two of the law enforcement agents reportedly died on the spot while others sustained varying degrees of injury.
The remains of the deceased were said to have been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin, while the injured ones were said to be receiving medical attention in the hospital.
The state sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Jonathan Owoade, also confirmed the lone accident.

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