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Tension as armed robbers attack bank, reportedly kill five persons in Osun state

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Suspected armed robbers on Thursday, March 11, stormed Okuku town in Odo-Otin government area of Osun state and invaded a replacement generation bank within the community.

The Nation reports that the armed robbers received the bank around noon shooting sporadically into the air to make fear and scare residents away for them to perpetrate their crime.

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It was gathered that the state police command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.

She said:

“The commissioner of police, Mr Olawale Olokode, has led a team of police to the scene of the crime to dislodge the armed robbers and for possible arrest.”

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Nigerian Tribune reports that no fewer than five persons were reportedly killed while a yet-to-be ascertained variety of individuals sustained gunshot injuries during the incident.

The report said that eyewitnesses told our reporter that the armed robbers stormed the bank around 1 pm and dismantled the ATM machines fixed ahead of the bank.

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It was gathered that one among the deceased, a motorbike operator, was said to be ahead of the bank when the robbers shot him.

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