Observers on Friday told City Round that the armed robbers that assaulted two business banks in Iree, Osun State, strolled clients out of the premises before they assaulted the banks.
Three of the individuals who were in the vicinity of the United Bank for Africa and Access Bank found one next to the other on Iree/Ikirun street, additionally told City Round that the criminals numbering more than 20 requested that they leave the premises since they would not like to harm anybody.
“They told all of us not to struggle with them and they walked us out of the premises before they commenced operation. They launched attacks on the two banks at the same time. Some of their men also cordoned off the Ikirun/Iree road to prevent attack while the operation lasted. They arrived at the banks some minutes after 4pm and operated unhindered for over 30 minutes. They later fled in four vehicles through Iree/Ada road,” one of them who talked on state of secrecy told our journalist.
A dependable security source additionally revealed that the looters took Ada/Igbajo street and attempted to connect Imesi-Ile to get away to Ekiti State when a tracker hindered them in a timberland in Igbajo and constrained them to leave their vehicles.
He added that a consolidated security group involving police officers and men of Hunters Group of Nigeria pursued the burglars who escaped.
Likewise during the assault, one Jelili Dauda, an officer was supposedly killed at the Iree Divisional Headquarters by the burglars.
Four different regular folks shot by the burglars were supposed to get treatment in various medical clinics inside the state. Dauda, 30, is survived by two spouses and three youngsters. He was purportedly killed with explosives after a few bullets fired at him didn’t infiltrate.
His senior sibling, Lateef Dauda, in a meeting with City Round said the expired showed extraordinary fortitude, depicting his demise as “agonizing and wrecking.”
He said the dead had been covered by Islamic ceremonies at Iree Muslim Cemetery, approaching the police and benevolent Nigerians to help the late Jelili’s family.
Giving a report on the theft on Friday, Osun State Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, said the looters tossed ad libbed unstable gadgets and discharged a few shots into the station situated close to the influenced banks.
He said, Before the attack, some IEDs were thrown into our station to incapacitate the police and at the end of day, one constabulary was killed. They attacked the locations simultaneously. The three places came under attack almost the same time, meaning that the robbers would have been about 20. Unspecified amount of money was taken away and the armed robbers operated in four vehicles. At the approach of policemen, the armed robbers fled. They later abandoned their vehicles and entered the bush on foot.”