Many Feared Dead as Osun Police, Hunters Confront Bank Robbers

Panic yesterday gripped the residents of Apomu and Ikire towns in Osun State as hunters and policemen confronted armed robbers that attacked two commercial banks in the areas.

THISDAY gathered that two commercial banks and police stations were attacked by armed robbers in the two towns.

Many people were feared killed by the robbers but the number of casualty was unknown as at press time.

The dare-devil robbers were said to have entered Apomu and Ikire through Ikoyi town, and divided themselves into different groups before they attacked the police stations and the affected banks, one of which was located in Oke-Ola area.

The second bank was near Akire’s Palace, while the affected police station was the Ayedaade Police Station.

The armed robbers however fled through Orileowu road after some local hunters and policemen confronted them.

The spokesperson for Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed attack on a commercial bank in Apomu, a police station in Ikire, as well as Ikire Area Command of the police by robbers.

She, however, said casualty figure was not available.

“A bank in Ikire and a police station and Ikire Area Command were attacked by robbers.

“The Commissioner of Police is leading the operation and all our men are on ground to ensure that the fleeing robbers are apprehended.”