Ten persons have been confirmed dead, including four policemen after robbers invaded a commercial bank in Kwara State town of Offa yesterday.
DAILY POST gathered that the bandits gained access to the town from Ijagbo, in the western end.
Eyewitnesses who recalled the deadly incident told our reporter on the telephone that “The robbers carted away substantial amount of money from the banks’ vaults.
“They blew open the security of the banks with dynamite. Many passers-by were hit by stray bullets. A commercial motorcyclist was among those killed.”
It was gathered that the bandits, numbering about 15, came in with about four vehicles. They blocked access to the town from Ilorin and Osogbo. They operated for about one hour from around 4:30pm.
The injured were taken to the Offa Genera Hospital.
Kwara State police Spokesman Ajayi Okasanmi who confirmed the raid, said, “victims included policemen and other individuals.”