The Osun State Police Command has confirmed the killing of four policemen and three civilians during two failed bank robbery attacks launched on two banks in Ikire/Apomu areas in Osun state on Wednesday.
The failed bank robbery attacks was confirmed in a statement issued on Wednesday by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin, who said that the armed robbers numbering about Thirty-five(35) came in about Five(5) Vehicles at about 6.10pm.
SP Olawoyin also gave the names of the police officers killed during the attack as ASP Osho Oluranti, Inspector Lekan Olalere, Two (2) Special Constabularies; namely Oladeni Olalekan, and Oyedeji Muyideen.
She also added that the deceased persons have been deposited at Oluyoro Catholic Hospital morgue, Apomu while efforts are being made to apprehend the fleeing suspects.
SP Olawoyin said; ”On sighting the overwhelming Policemen Comprising prompt response Response Unit (PRU), CP’s Surveillance team, IRT Operatives, STS, 39 PMF, JTF, along with the local Security outfits, who swiftly engaged them in a fierce gun duel, the robbers began to flee.
“While escaping; they shot sporadically and regrettably three (3) civilians were shot dead namely; Toheeb Oyebola, Temilorun Adebiyi and one other whose identity is not yet known.
“They did not succeed in robbing any of the Banks,” she added.