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Vehicles Used By Armed Robbers For Escape In Offa Bank Robbery Recovered (Photos)

Vehicles reportedly stolen and used in the deadly bank robbery that left at least 30 people dead in Kwara state have been recovered.

The robbery scene in Offa
As death toll of people killed in Thursday’a robbery attack in Offa town in Kwara State reached 30, the vehicles used by the armed robbers to escape have been recovered.
Recall that the armed robbers nearly thirty in number had stormed Offa community before robbing five commercial banks along the Owode Market Area of the town in Offa Local Government Area of the state.
They took away millions of naira killing policemen and civilians.
The attack which lasted for hours had left the banks damaged with many feared killed and many more injured. The armed robbers were said to have made away with several millions of naira from the banks, leaving behind a tale of sorrow, tears and blood.
Initial reports had put the death toll at between 12 and 15, but the figure has risen significantly.
Nine police officers were among those killed in the attack while there are fears that the death toll may rise as some of the assailants were said to have attacked the police station in the area.
The robbers abandoned the vehicles after escaping
It was gathered that the gunmen arrived the town in seven vehicles and stationed themselves in each of the banks around 4:30 pm and held the town hostage before escaping through Igosun route in the area whey they allegedly abandoned the cars as seen in the pictures. The vehicles have been recovered at taken to the police station in the area.

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The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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