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Offa Bank Robbery Update: Police Arrest Suspects

Kwara State police command says that it has arrested seven suspects in connection with the daredevil armed robbery operation carried out in Offa town, Offa local government area of Kwara state last Thursday.
The gang of armed bandits, that reportedly numbered more than 15, raided five banks, carted away the undisclosed huge sum of money and took lives of about 9 policemen and many civilians.

Making his first official statement on the robbery incident when he briefed journalists this morning, Saturday April 7th in Ilorin, the state commissioner of police, Lawan Ado, said that the hoodlums also carted away some rifles at the police station where they first attacked before raiding the banks.
The Kwara police boss, who said that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had deployed intelligence response unit to the state, added that the unit had swamped into action on the robbery attack which reportedly claimed more than 20 lives.

The CP, who confirmed that 17 people were feared dead during the attack, said that nine policemen were killed during the attack.
The police boss said that nine policemen lost their lives while others killed were civilians, adding that seven vehicles were recovered at Igosun where they were abandoned when the armed bandits ran into the bush to escape.
He said five conventional commercial banks were attacked, including a community bank located in the community.
The commissioner of police, who assured residents of Offa community of adequate security of lives and property, said that perpetrators of the robbery attack would be brought to book.

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