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Two police inspectors killed in Osun state bank robbery

Two Police Inspectors  Ogunbiyi Ahmed and Odeyemi Ayinla who tried to thwart a bank robbery on Tuesday in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun  state have been shot dead by the gang.

Penpushing reports that, the robbers invaded the Police Divisional Headquarters and Wema Bank with sporadic shooting and launching of explosive devices in an attempt to disorganise, incapacitate and destabilise the police, who are in a fierce gun battle with them while robbing the bank,”

The Osun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident  in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the armed robbers, numbering 20 came in a commando-like style at about 2.55 p.m. in four vehicles and attacked the Iragbiji Divisional Police Headquarters and Wema Bank, in the town.

“The robbers invaded the Police Divisional Headquarters and Wema Bank with sporadic shooting and launching of explosive devices in an attempt to disorganise, incapacitate and destabilise the police, who are in a fierce gun battle with them while robbing the bank” Opalola said.

“As a result, some parts of Divisional Police Headquarters were damaged. The robbers also shot at an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) tyres with explosive devices.The robbers in a bid to gain entry into the bank blew off its security door with dynamite, ATM was also destroyed, but an attempt to break into the bank strong room was foiled;, she stated.

“It is unfortunate that in the course of the incident and during the pursuit of the fleeing bandits, two police Inspectors, namely Insp. Ogunbiyi Ahmed and Insp. Odeyemi Ayinla were shot dead’, Opalola said.

Penpushing also reports that,the police spokesperson noted that during the fierce gun duel, the robbers fled, abandoning their unexploded dynamites and two vehicles, but she, however, appealed to the people of the state to report to the police any person or persons with suspected gunshot wounds.

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