The command Public Relations Officer, SP Folashade Odoro, said the tanker, with number plate MKA 887 ZF, was hijacked along Ife/ Ilesha expressway by a gang of armed robbers.
The PPRO said the driver of the tanker and his motor boy were rescued by the police.
She said that the Safer Highway Police Patrol team 014, led by Insp. Oyeogbe Ojekere, responded promptly to a distress call by the driver when the tanker was hijacked.
She said that the team recovered the tanker with its content intact.
Odoro said the hijackers escaped into the bush on sighting the police team.
She said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, while commending the police team for its doggedness, assured the people of the state that the robbers would be arrested.
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