Kwara State Police Release Statement On Offa Bank Robbery, 17 Dead, 7 Suspects Arrested
The Police command in Kwara state today released its official statement on the Thursday, March 5th bank robbery operation. The command says 17 persons including 9) policemen/women. Eight (8) civilians were killed. Seven suspects have been arrested in connection with the robbery attack.
The statement in part reads
”Seventeen (17) persons comprising nine (9) policemen/women. Eight (8) civilians, all killed within the police station and the street/banks. Five Banks namely Union, Eco, Gtb, First, Zenith banks and one Microfinance bank, Ibolo microfinance bank, were attacked. Seven suspects have been arrested. One of the suspects was arrested at Igosun road while six others were arrested at different locations in Offa are all helping us in investigation. Seven vehicles abandoned and recovered from the armed robbers. Numbers of injured victims yet to be ascertained as they are receiving treatmentsin different hospitals. Suffice to conclude that,as calous and as unfortunate as the attack was,the casualty figure in the incident was seventeen(17) and not thirty (30) as erroneously reported by some media platforms. Some rifles were carted away by the robbers”
The statement added that the Inspector General of Police has ordered a full investigation and has directed his Intelligence Response Team and others to assist in getting the hoodlums arrested, while the Governor of Kwara state has promised a reward of 5million naira for anybody with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects.