Exclusive: Photos show scene of Offa bank robbery attack

Exclusive: Photos show scene of Offa bank robbery attack

The city of Offa in Kwara state, was thrown into a state of confusion on Thursday, April 5, as heavily armed men raided some banks and shot sporadically leading to chaos among residents and customers.

Before launching their attacks on the banks, the robbers were said to have invaded the Offa divisional police station on entering the ancient town.

There, they killed some policemen including a female personnel. Numbering about 15, the robbers reportedly arrived the town in different vehicles and also snatched motorcycles to carry out their escape.

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Below are pictures showing the aftermath of the robbery in Offa:

Exclusive: Offa bank robbery (Photos)

No fewer than six policemen and six others, including residents and bank customers, were reported dead.

Exclusive: Offa bank robbery (Photos)

The robbers numbering close to 30, blew up entrances into the banks in an operation which lasted for more than one hour.

Exclusive: Offa bank robbery (Photos)

The armed made away with millions of naira after shattering bank buildings, terrorising workers and customers in the vicinity.

Exclusive: Offa bank robbery (Photos)

Banks allegedly affected by the raids include Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank, First Bank, Union Bank and Eco Bank.

Exclusive: Offa bank robbery (Photos)

The armed men reportedly blocked roads from both Ilorin and Oshogbo and entered Owode Police Station in the metropolis.

Exclusive: Offa bank robbery attack (Photos)

Residents of Offa, a town housing a federal polytechnic in Kwara state, where heavily armed robbers reportedly raided some banks.

NAIJ.com previously reported that days after a major armed robbery incident which resulted in the death of many residents of Offa in Kwara state as well as policemen, a video of the alleged operation by the gunmen numbering 15 has surfaced online while security agents continue with investigations.

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The incident happened on Thursday, April 5, and reportedly affected five banks in an operation that was said to have taken the lives of at least 50 people.

The video was posted by News Bytes.

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