Many residents of Apomu, headquarters of Isokan Local Government Area and Ikire, headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area were feared killed on Wednesday evening when robbers attacked two new generation banks and a police station.
TheNigerialawyer gathered the robbers invaded the two communities around 6pm, shooting sporadically.
They were said to have stormed Apomu before moving to Ikire
The bullets fired injured residents while unspecified persons were killed during the attack.
A resident of Ikire, who simply identified himself as Sola, said: “The robbers came into the community around 5:55pm and were shooting.
“I don’t know maybe they were able to enter the bank and chart away money but I am sure that people were killed.”
The robbers were said to have entered Apomu and Ikire through Ikoyi town and divided themselves into different groups before they launched attack on the police stations and the affected banks.
An eyewitness living in Apomu, who preferred anonymity, said he heard sporadic shootings around 5:30pm near the premises of a commercial bank located in the Oke-Ola Area.
According to another resident of Ikire, simply identified as Oloruntoyin, the robbers attacked a bank near Akire’s palace, as well as Ayedaade Police Station.
He said the robbers later left the town and fled after some local hunters and police operatives engaged them in a gunfight.
When contacted, the spokesperson for Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the attack on a commercial bank in Apomu, a police station in Ikire, as well as Ikire Area Command of the police by robbers.
She however said the casualty figure was not immediately available.
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