Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Offa Bank Robbery: CCTV Footage Emerge Online (Video)

An alleged Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage of the bank robbery in Offa, Kwara State, has surfaced online.
On Thursday, April 5th, gunmen numbering about 30 had stormed the town and engaged in a robbery operation that was reported to have lasted for about 2 hours without any confrontation from security agents across the state.
No fewer than 17 persons, including nine policemen, were killed in the robbery operation carried out.

In the footage, a woman and her child were seen leaving what looked like the ATM house of a bank when gun-bearing men started shooting sporadically from the major road.
Two men standing by the small house took off immediately they heard the gunshots, while the camera angle did not show what became of the woman and the child she was holding.
After that, three armed men were seen going around seemingly coordinating what next to do. Smoke, which appeared to come from explosives were also seen after a banging noise.
Another explosive was later thrown into what seems like the small building housing the ATM.
Then the men went inside and came out.
The CCTV footage could however not be independently confirmed as being that of the Offa robbery incident as at press time.
Watch the video below

The Police also reported that some suspects linked to the robbery attack are already in their custody.In a statement released by the media aide to the governor Muyideen Akorede, Gov. Ahmed has reportedly promised anyone who has useful information to contact the state police command on the following numbers – 0803 739 1280‬ and 0803 236 5122.

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