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Offa robbery attack: Police arrests 7 suspects, as Gov offers N5m for information on attackers

By Afusat Agunbiade-Oladipo on 07/04/2018

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•Scene of the robbery attack
•Scene of the robbery attack

The Commissioner of Police in Kwara, Mr Lawan Ado on Saturday said seven suspects have been arrested in connection with Thursday’s robbery attacks in Offa. 

The robbery attacks on Union Bank, Eco bank, Guarantee Trust Bank, First Bank, Zenith Bank and Ibolo Micro Finance Bank had resulted in the death of 17 people including seven police officers. 

A number of injured victims are receiving treatment in different hospitals in Offa and Ilorin.

Ado told newsmen on Saturday in Ilorin that, “seven suspects were arrested; one at Igosun road and six others at different locations in Offa.

“They are helping us in our investigation and seven vehicles abandoned and recovered from the armed robbers, while some rifles were carted away by the robbers.

“The Inspector General of Police has ordered a full investigation and has directed his Intelligence Response Team and others to assist in getting the robbers arrested.

“The Command wishes to express its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims while also wishing the injured quick recovery,” he said.

Meanwhile, Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has offered N5 million to anyone who provides information that will lead to the arrest of those involved in the robbery attack, in which about 30 people were killed.

This is contained in a statement by the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr Muyideen Akorede.

The governor called on anyone with useful information on the incident to contact the state police command on the following numbers (0803 739 1280 and 0803 702 4320).

“While we mourn our dead with a heart full of sadness, and care for the injured by paying all their medical bills.

“We will do everything in our power to bring the attackers to justice, and ensure that never again does any community or people in our state experience such tragedy”, Gov. Ahmed said.

Gov. Ahmed assured such informants of anonymity, confidentiality and safety, as no harm will befall them on account of assisting the security agencies to arrest the attackers.

He said the police and other security agencies in the country have begun a vigorous manhunt for the perpetrators of the dastardly and wicked attack on Offa community.

•Pieced together from different NAN stories.

 

Source News Express

Posted 07/04/2018 7:42:14 PM

 

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