The police say officers are “combing the forest” to find the killers of Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters’ publisher and #RevolutionNow convener.
Olajide who is a student of Igbinedion University, Okada, was killed on Saturday during a kidnapping incident along the Lagos-Benin expressway.Five people were abducted during the attack that led to the death of Olajide Sowore.Kontongs Bello, the police spokesman in Edo, spoke on the efforts to track the criminals in a statement released on Sunday.
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He said: “It has become very necessary for the police to inform the general public that the police are on top of the situation since the incident happened yesterday (Saturday) at about 6:45a.m.“Bush combing has started yesterday and the Commissioner of Police, Mr Philip Ogbadu, has directed that all the tactical teams and the Divisional Police in Okada join hands in combing the forest.“The local vigilantes in Okada, the police team from the state headquarters and the divisional police in the area are all together combing the bush to arrest the perpetrators and also rescue five others who are still with the kidnappers.
“Sowore, who was coming from Okada and was going towards Benin, was just a victim whom they tried to stop and he refused and they shot at his car.“The Commissioner of Police is doing everything possible to ensure that these people are arrested and those kidnapped are rescued.”He said the kidnappers have yet to establish contact with the family of the victims.
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