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Seven Policemen, Three Others Killed in Offa Bank Robbery

| December 24, 2013 More

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Hammed Shittu 

Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Agboola Oshodi-Glover, Monday said seven policemen were killed during a robbery attack on some banks in Offa last Thursday.

Besides, three civilians were also killed  while three people are now in   hospital receiving medical attention following the injuries they suffered in the  attack.

  Offa was on December 19 thrown into panic as armed robbery, numbering about 30, invaded four commercial banks in the town.
During the incident, 10 people were feared killed, while several millions of naira was carted away by the armed robbers.

Since then, residents of the town have been living in of another attack.
The fears have of another attack have spread to Ilorin, the state capital, as banks in the town have been rendering skeletal services  in a bid to minimise their possible losses in the event of an attack.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin yesterday, Oshodi-Glover expressed the command’s sympathy with the families of the deceased persons.
He said the state police command would not relent until the robbers were apprehended.

“In order to avert future occurrence, the state police command has beefed up security around Offa and Omu-Aran area to properly ensure adequate security in that axis and around the whole state in general.

“The command  therefore appeals to the people to assist the police command with useful information to arrest any insecurity. People can also assist physically as it happened in Azare, Bauchi State, where people blocked road to prevent armed robbers from  escaping,” he said.

He also appealed to the people of Offa and commercial banks in the town   to go about their normal businesses as the police would continue to work with them in protecting their lives and property.

Oshodi-Glover   also assured the people of the state of adequate security  during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Category: Bauchi State News

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