Armed robbers raid bank, kill police officer in Osun

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Some suspected armed robbers on Tuesday attacked a bank in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State, and killed a police officer in the process.

It was gathered that the robbers arrived at the bank around 3:00 pm and operated for about 30 minutes.

Some people were also said to have sustained various degrees of injuries while the operation lasted.

A witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the armed robbers first attacked a police station in the town before they carried out their operations on the bank.

The witness said in the process of attacking the police station, a police officer was killed.

According to the witness, an unspecified amount of money was carted away from the bank.

It was also that the armed robbers shot sporadically into the air and engaged the police in a gun duel before they fled the scene and escaped through Ada Road.

Confirming the incident, the State PPRO, SP Yemisi Opalola, said she could not yet ascertain the number of casualties.

Opalola said that the police tactical team had been deployed to the area.

“We are already there. We have deployed our tactics team to the area. We are on top of the situation.

“We will give you full details later,” Opalola said.

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