- Two commercial banks in Iree, Boripe local government area in Osun state was invaded by armed robbers
- The robbers invaded the southwest town on the evening of Thursday, August 5, shooting sporadically into the air
- SP Yemisi Opalola, the spokesperson for Osun police command, has confirmed the incident, adding that one person was killed
The newspaper added that one person was reportedly killed when scores of robbers invaded the community around 3:50 p.m, shooting sporadically into the air.
A resident identified as Fisayo said the robbers shot to scare people and invade the banks. The spokesperson for the Osun police command, SP Yemisi Opalola has confirmed the incident.
Opalola went on to note that officers have already been deployed to the scene.
However, in another report by The Cable, two people were reportedly killed following an attack by gunmen on two banks.
The publication citing NAN, revealed that a witness, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said during the attacks two persons were killed , while an unspecified amount of money was carted away.
Armed robbers attack bank, reportedly kill five persons in Osun state
This incident is coming five months after suspected armed robbers stormed Okuku town in Odo-Otin local government area of Osun state and invaded a new generation bank in the community.
The armed robbers on Thursday, March 11, arrived at the bank around noon shooting sporadically into the air to create fear and scare residents away for them to perpetrate their crime.
The state police command's spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.
Journalist, 2 others shot dead as robbers attack Ondo bank
Meanwhile, some armed robbers stormed a new generation bank in Ilara Mokin, Ifedore local government area of Ondo state and killed a journalist, Olubunmi Afuye, a policeman and a motorcyclist during the attack.
Afuye was employed as spokesman of Elizade University. The report added that he was going to work when he ran into the robbery operation and was shot dead.
Speaking on the incident, the Ondo state police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed that three persons were dead after robbers attacked the bank.