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One killed as robbers attack two banks in Osun STATE


The robbers, who arrived the banks located within the same location around 3:50 pm, were said to have operated for about 15 minutes before leaving the scene.A student confirmed that the robbers were shooting sporadically into the air while escaping through Iree-Ada road.

Daredevil armed robbers on Thursday stormed two banks in Iree in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State killing a yet to be identified person believed to be a student of the Osun State Polytechnic located in the town.

The incident happened in the afternoon according to an eyewitness account. The source said that immediately the armed men arrived in the town, they shot sporadically into the air to scare the passersby and the occupants of the two banks, UBA and Access Bank, where they carried out their operation.

Customers who were at the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) stands were said to have hurriedly left their transactions undone and ran for their dear lives.

Unfortunately, one of them believed to be a student of the institution was said to have been hit by a stray bullet fired by the robbers.As at the time of filing this report, information on whether the police had made an arrest or not is still cloudy as the police spokesperson’s line was not going through.


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