Two Policemen Shot Dead in Nigeria Bank Robbery

Two policemen have been killed by armed robbers who attacked a commercial bank in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria.

About 20 armed robbers came in with four vehicles and simultaneously attacked Iragbiji Divisional Police Headquarters and a bank.

Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin confirmed the attack via a statement on Wednesday.

She identified the deceased as Inspector Ogunbiyi Ahmed and Inspector Odeyemi Ayinla, noting that they died during the hot pursuit of the fleeing criminals.

She disclosed that “The gunmen invaded the Police Divisional Headquarters and a bank with sporadic shooting and launching of explosive devices in an attempt to disorganize, incapacitate and destabilize the police who were in a fierce gun battle with them while robbing the bank simultaneously,”

Your Friends Also Read:  Governor Wike Imposes Night Curfew in Rivers State Over Fears of Attack

“As a result, some parts of Divisional Police Headquarters were damaged. The daredevils also shot at a Police Armoured Personnel Carrier tyres with explosive devices.”

Although they gained entry into the bank by blowing off its security door with a stick of dynamite and subsequently destroyed the ATM machine, however, an attempt to break into the bank’s strong room was foiled.

Upon sighting the policemen, the robbers engaged them in a fierce gun duel and took to a flight, thereby abandoning their unexploded dynamites and two of their vehicles.

Meanwhile, police officers in collaboration with the local security outfits have been combing the bushes in a bid to arrest the robbers, believed to have escaped with multiple injuries.

Your Friends Also Read:  Nigeria Steps Up Foreign Exchange Earnings From Coconut

The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, also asked residents of the state to cooperate with the police. He asked for prompt and useful information to nip in the bud all criminal activities by reporting anybody with gunshot wounds.

Leave your vote


All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.

Contact: digital@newscentral.ng

Total
3
Shares
Previous Article

Five Soldiers Killed in Burkina Faso Mine Blast

Next Article

Libya Deports Tunisians Detained in Illegal Migration Centres

Related Posts

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.