Offa bank robbery: Buhari finally reacts

Horror Six policemen several others killed as robbers invade banks in Offa

The report quoted a witness as saying that he saw the corpses of six policemen after the robbery operation and that the robbers made away with millions of naira after shattering bank buildings, terrorising workers, customers and passersby, as well as traders and other people in the vicinity. There, they killed some policemen including a female personnel.

However, a source at Offa's general hospital told ABC News that 21 people - including nine police officers - who were brought to the facility following the attack had died.

Meanwhile, Kwara State Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed has offered N5million to anyone who provides a useful information that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the robbery.

The CP during a media briefing in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital said the number of injured victims had yet to be ascertained as they were receiving treatment in different hospitals.

The Governor, who went round the wards to meet with the victims, described the incident as an unfortunate event as he consoled the families of the victims.


"The job of policing is everybody's job, when we see unusual people in our communities, we must learn to report to appropriate security agencies", Ahmed said.

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki with the Olofa of Offa, HRH Oba Muftau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, during the President of the Senate's visit to Offa to commiserate with victims and bereaved families following the recent bank robbery attacks in the Local Government. I am in constant touch with the security agencies in the state and have urged them to do all within their power to secure Offa and environs and bring the perpetrators to justice.

In a post on his Facebook page, Saraki stated he and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed had spoken earlier on Thursday evening and agreed that no stone would be left unturned until those that carried out the attack and robberies are found and prosecuted swiftly. He pledged that the Assembly would not hesitate to provide the required legislative support to both the executive and security agencies to make Kwara safer for all and sundry.

Sons and daughters of Offa are consulting to find a lasting solution to bank robberies in the town.

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