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OSUN: Police, soldiers shootout averted as armed soldiers lay siege to Police Hq

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Panic ensued in Osun State on Monday when some armed soldiers numbering about 30, invaded the state Police Command Headquarters in Osogbo and broke its gate.

Ripples Nigeria gathered that the incident led to some residents of Osogbo community fleeing their houses.

It was learnt that the situation was caused by the arrest of a soldier on Saturday over an unknown offence.

Meanwhile, three soldiers were also allegedly arrested and disarmed during the invasion.

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However, a high ranking officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, revealed that soldiers, who entered the premises, were arrested and disarmed by the policemen, while the others left.

He claimed that the soldiers had invaded the police command over the arrest and detention of a soldier on Saturday for an offence that could not be immediately ascertained.

“Those who came had planned to disarm our men at the gate. A soldier is being held at the State Criminal Investigation Bureau since Saturday for an offence I don’t know.

“I think those soldiers, who came to the command headquarters, wanted to forcefully free him. Presently, four soldiers are being held here”, he said.

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