– Armed robbers have attacked two commercial banks and a police station in Apomu and Ikire town in Osun state
– The robbers invaded the towns in the southwest state on the evening of Wednesday, June 2, shooting sporadically
– Yemisi Opalola, the spokesperson for Osun police command, has confirmed the incident but said the casualty figure was not immediately available
Apomu, Ikire, Osun state – Armed robbers on Wednesday evening, June 2, attacked two new generation banks and a police station in Apomu and Ikire in Osun state, The Nation reported.
The newspaper added that many residents were feared dead in the ugly incidents, noting that the robbers invaded the two communities around 6pm, shooting sporadically.
They were said to have stormed Apomu before moving to Ikire, Legit.ng gathers.
A resident of Ikire, who simply identified himself as Sola, said the robbers invaded the community around 5.55pm, shooting sporadically.
The spokesperson of the Osun state police command, SP Yemisi Opalola, has reportedly confirmed the incident.
In its report of the incident, The Punch stated learnt many people were shot dead by the robbers but noted that the state police command said the number of casualties was not immediately available.
According to the newspaper, the robbers were said to have entered Apomu and Ikire through Ikoyi town and divided themselves into different groups before they launched attacks on the police stations and the affected banks.
A resident of Ikire said the robbers later left the town and fled after some local hunters and police operatives engaged them in a gunfight.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that robbers invaded 10 houses in Ifelodun, Kuburatu-Agbede, and other parts of the Ifako-Ijaiye local government area of Lagos state within the space of three days.
The incident has caused panic and residents now live in fear of the robbers returning for another raid.
Residents said about 15 armed men raided the vicinity around 1am, snatched a car belonging to a resident, and shot three persons attempting to stop their operations.
In another related development, a police inspector and two others were shot dead on Tuesday, March 30, when dare-devil armed robbers raided the Issele-Uku branch of a new generation bank in Delta state.
The robbers attacked the bank with bullets and dynamites before launching another assault on a police station in the community.
They drove away in two vehicles with an undisclosed sum of money.