14 February 2013

Nigeria: One Killed As Robbers Attack Bank, Police Station

Osogbo — Tragedy struck in Ode-Omu, Osun State, Tuesday, evening when a gang of robbers invaded the community, attacked a first generation bank and the police post, killing one person in the process while several others were wounded.

According to sources, the armed robbers numbering about nine, who came in three vehicles, on arrival at the town attacked the police post located on the outskirts of the community before proceeding to the bank.

It was further gathered that two members of the gang on arrival at the bank went inside the banking hall while the rest strategically positioned themselves around the bank.

At the end of the robbery, about N10 million and $6,000 were said to have been carted away.

Police sources told our correspondent that one passer-by simply identified as Tirimisiyu was hit by the robbers' stray bullet and died on the spot while others sustained various degrees of injury.

The state police command confirmed the incident, saying the manager of the bank told the police that the robbers carted away N10 million and $6,000 .

According to the command's Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Folasade Odoro, the DPO Gbongan on hearing about the incident moved to the scene of the robbery with a team of patrol men, adding that the robbers had escaped before their arrival.

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