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Kwara Govt speaks on Offa bank raid

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Kwara Govt speaks on Offa bank raid

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has reacted to the arm robbery incident in Offa area of his state that left four persons dead.

DAILY POST had reported that four persons were killed and several others injured after suspected robbers attacked a popular commercial bank in Offa, Kwara State.

A resident of the area, who gave her name as Bosun, told DAILY POST that no security personnel confronted the robbers throughout the operation.

The robbers, she said, shot sporadically forcing residents and businesses to close shop in the Sanni Aba area of the town.

Reacting, Governor Ahmed expressed sadness at the incident, urging resident to be calm as security agencies were working earnestly to bring the attackers to justice.

The governor in a statement on his Facebook page wrote: “I am very saddened by the tragic events at Offa today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who died in the armed robbery attack in the town today.

“I am in constant touch with the security agencies in the state and have urged them to do all within their power to secure Offa and environs and bring the attackers to justice.

“I have also directed the health services to rapidly deploy emergency services to treat those injured in the attack. My heartfelt condolences to the people of Offa and the families of victims of today’s attack.”

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