@csrf

03.06.2021 news ‘Civilians, Policemen Killed’ as Armed Robbers Raid Banks in Osun

Published 3rd Jun, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

A yet-to-be-identified number of people were shot dead on Wednesday evening as armed robbers invaded Apomu and Ikire towns in Osun State.

For the hours they raided, the armed robbers vandalized the First Bank branch in Ikire and that of Access Bank in Apomu, which are a few kilometres apart.

Speaking with FIJ, Abeeb Ridwan, a resident of Apomu, explained that the armed robbers had first attacked the Ikire Divisional Police headquarters before proceeding to rob the banks.

“They first attacked the police station in Ikire before invading the two banks at Ikire and Apomu,” he said.

“A couple of police officers were killed in Ikire and several other residents of Apomu, including my cousin, were hit by stray bullets.”

According to Premium Times, however, four policemen died during the attack in Ikire.

READ ALSO: Cover-up of Car Robbery Ring: Kwara Police Ignore Force Headquarters’ Directives

Residents told FIJ that there was no functional police station in Apomu but the armed robbers were partly resisted by members of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC).

Although Yemisi Opalola, the Osun Police spokesman, had not replied to FIJ’s text message on the incident as of press time, she told Premium Times earlier on Thursday that “the robbers did not succeed in robbing any of the banks as they fled to the bush with gunshot wounds, abandoning two of the operational vehicles they came with”.

In previous bank robberies, the established the pattern was about attacking nearby police stations before taking charge of the targeted commercial banks. Common examples are the bank robberies in Offa, Kwara State, and Ile Oluji, Ondo State, in April 2018 and February 2020 respectively.

Published 3rd Jun, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

Advertisement

Our Stories

Saheed Babalola

US-Based Nigerian Refuses to Pay Back ‘$4,553 Borrowed From Ex-Lover’

Jumia mobile app

Student Suspects Foul Play in Jumia’s Handling of His N11,000

Abubakar Ali Peters

EFCC Reveals Role of Ali Peters, Nadabo Energy Ltd MD, in ‘N1.4bn Fraud’

Nancy Brophy

Nancy Brophy Wrote the Book ‘How to Murder Your Husband’. Now, She’s on Trial for Murder of Husband

Big Bottling Company

Big Bottling Company ‘Blacklists’ Vendor Over Disagreement on Price, Delivery Date

Russian Soldiers

US Advisor: Russia Blocking Food From Entering Africa, America

Clash

Minister Confirms Seeing ‘4 Corpses’ as Traders, Riders Clash in Abuja

Standard Life Alliance Empowerment

After Denying Investors Their Funds at Maturity, Standard Alliance Life Assurance Shuts Down Offices

INTERPOL Officer

Despite Court Order Striking Out Case, INTERPOL Declares Blogger Wanted

Accident

Colonel’s Wife Disobeys Court Order to Surrender Truck After Her Driver Caused an Accident — And the Police Are Helpless

Advertisement