When gun wielding robbers struck Offa, Kwara State on Thursday, April 5, 2018, they took lives, cash and property with them. You can click this link for CCTV footage » of the robbery incident.
Accounts of the incident vary from person to person but some parts of the chilling robbery need retelling.
The robbers were about 15 in number. They blocked the Ilorin and Osogbo
entrances into Offa at about 4:41pm and fired away as they marched to take over
Union Bank, Eco Bank, Guarantee Trust Bank, First Bank, Zenith Bank and Ibolo Micro Finance Bank.
Everyone who came into their line of sight was immediately gunned down. They bombed security outposts at the banks after shooting the guards from point-blank range.
Once they had carted all the monies they could carry from the banks, they shot their way out again, got hold of motorbikes whose owners had fled the scene and sped out of Offa—unchallenged.
Eyewitnesses say the robbers operated for an hour with not a soul standing in their way.