A personnel of the Kwara Fire Service, Mr Rafiu Yahaya, was attacked by suspected hoodlums while performing his official assignment in Ilorin, the state capital.
The incident occurred at Baboko, near C Division Police station at the Ilorin West Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the victim, in company of his colleagues were trying to remove the corpse of a suspected hoodlum who escaped from police custody and plunged into a river.
The Director of the state Fire Service, Mr Falade Olumiyiwa, who confirmed the incident, told NAN that the suspected hoodlums inflicted injuries on Yahya while making effort to recover the corpse of the suspected hoodlum from the river.
Olumiyiwa said that Yahya, who was bleeding from his head and other parts of his body, was hurriedly rushed to the State General Hospital where he was currently receiving treatment.
The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Ajayi Okesanmi, also confirmed the incident, saying normalcy had been restored in the affected areas.
He advised residents in the area to go about their lawful activities, as adequate protection is being guaranteed for the safety of their lives and property.
The hoodlums had earlier attempted to attack the state police command headquarters in their bid to free their members from detention. Police operatives however repelled the attack.