Robbers kill 4 policemen

Claudine Rigal
Juin 7, 2017

Four policemen were killed by a gang of armed robbers that attacked some commercial banks in Iwo, Osun State on Tuesday while one of the armed robbers was killed by policemen.

For about one hour the bandits, who reportedly came in four vehicles, laid siege on the financial institutions in the town, including Iwo branches of the First Bank of Nigeria, the Skye Bank and Sterling Bank.

The attacks, which were targeted at three banks on Bowen University road, Iwo, were carried out at

Some of the automated teller machines at the banks were reportedly removed by the hoodlums but it was not clear if they took the machines away.

Eyewitnesses told Daily Trust that the armed robbers used explosives to break in to the banks during the robbery operation that lasted for about 50 minutes.

According to the eye witness, three policemen were murdered in the course of the robbery, while one of the robbers were killed by policemen attached to one of the banks.

"I think the banks were aware that they could be attacked because they have been closing by 12noon for the past two months or thereabout".

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