Poachers Kill 2 In Oyo Town


The Old Oyo National Park, Oyo has been thrown into mourning following the death of two of its senior gallant officers in the hands of suspected poachers.

Thirty seven suspects who allegedly killed two officers of the Old Oyo National Park last night have been arrested by authorities of the National Park Service and paraded at the Park’s administrative head office in Oyo town.

The slained officers were said to be on patrol of one of the park sites located within the border of Oyo and Kwara states.

The area is said to be notorious for illegal mining activities from where many people, including foreigners have been arrested and prosecuted in the past.

Parading the suspects, the Conservator of Parks, Old Oyo National Park, Mr Teslim Kareem who was visibly disturbed by the sad event expressed the need for robust, active synergy among security agencies to curb criminal and destructive activities in the park.

Mr Kareem also called for increased cooperation and loyalty of communities located around the park sites, including local vigilantes to stem poaching and related crimes leading to deaths of its officers.

Meanwhile, the thirty-seven suspects have been transferred to the DSS facility in Ibadan for full investigation while efforts are being made to retrieve the bodies of the late officers, DCP Peter Ayemohba and CPI Adedokun Julius Akinola as well as breaking the sad news to their respective families.

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