Police Arrest Seven Over Bloody Offa Robbery

Police say they have arrested seven suspects in connection with Thursday’s robbery incident in Offa, Kwara state, Commissioner of Police in the state has said.

Men of the underworld had robbed Union Bank, Ecobank, Guarantee Trust Bank, First Bank, Zenith Banks and Ibolo Micro Finance Bank in the North-central state.

Addressing newsmen on Saturday, Lawan Ado, said 17 persons were killed during the robbery attack. He further revealed that the number of injured victims had yet to be ascertained, adding that they were receiving treatment in different hospitals.

“Seven suspects arrested; one at Igosun road and six others at different locations in Offa. They are helping us in our investigation,” he said.

“Seven vehicles abandoned and recovered from the armed robbers. 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 hoodlums arrested.

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

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