The Nigeria Police Force as well as members of the vigilante group located in Ile-Ife area of Osun State have been served some accolades by members of the public after they reportedly repelled a bank robbery attack by some yet to be identified gunmen
It was gathered that earlier today, an attempted bank robbery was totally repelled by officers of the area which is said to accommodate about 7 commercial banks.
With the festive period drawing nigh, it is no surprise that the robbers stormed the area in a bid to execute the serious crime however, the members of the force were fully on ground to take control of the situation as they responded with stronger force, forcing the robbers to beat a retreat
Eye witness report from a resident of the area, Adeolu Olagunju, states that the robbers allegedly arrived in a Toyota Camry car and a bus, parked near a commercial bank in the area and shot continuously into the air to scare away people.
“When the robbers arrived Lagere, they parked their vehicles a few meters away from the banks.
“You know, about seven commercial banks have branches in the area. At the time they arrived, activities in the area were just picking up. Customers were moving in and out of the banks.
“They suddenly began shooting into the air to scare people away; but policemen attached to the banks and vigilante boys responded with stronger force, shooting at the direction of the robbers.
“The robbers escaped through Akarabata area, Modakeke; and moved out through Ondo road.
“They were given hot chase by the combined team of policemen and vigilante boys,”
Meanwhile the Police Public Relations Officer for Osun Police Command, Folasade Odoro (SP), confirmed the incident and said that policemen were on the trail of the robbers.
“Their attempt on the banks failed. One of their vehicles was seized by our men. I have not been properly briefed. But that is the situation for now,”