Residents are now living in palpable fear and tension after the Ekiti state police command today withdrew its officers from Ikere Ekiti.
This followed the recent attacks on three police stations in the town by suspected hoodlums who hijacked the recent ENDSARS protests.
SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that there was no single officer found at the three stations in the community.
When contacted, spokesperson for the Ekiti state police command, Mr Sunday Abutu confirmed the withdrawal to newsmen Ado Ekiti.
Mr Abutu said three police stations housing officers in the town had been set ablaze and also vandalised including cars parked at the premises.
He explained that residents of Ikere Ekiti had been told to call the police hotlines anytime they need their services, especially during robbery.
In his reaction, the ogoga of Ikere Ekiti, Oba Adejimi Adu said withdrawal of services by the police was not a good development for the town.
Oba Adu noted that this would expose people of Ikere Ekiti to criminal activities, hence they should return to the town.