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Bank robbery in Ile-Ife: Police repel attack by robbers

An attempted bank robbery in Ile-Ife, Osun State has been repelled by officers of the Nigeria Police Force and members of the vigilante group in the area that accommodates about 7 commercial banks.

Punch Metro reports that the robbers, who stormed the area in a Toyota Camry car and a bus, parked near a commercial bank in the area and shot continuously into the air to scare away people.

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Bank robbery in Ile-Ife Police repel attack by robbers


However, policemen attached to the banks and members of the vigilance groups within the vicinity responded with stronger force, forcing the robbers to beat a retreat.

“When the robbers arrived Lagere, they parked their vehicles a few meters away from the banks.

“You know, about seven commercial banks have branches in the area. At the time they arrived, activities in the area were just picking up. Customers were moving in and out of the banks.

“They suddenly began shooting into the air to scare people away; but policemen attached to the banks and vigilante boys responded with stronger force, shooting at the direction of the robbers.

“The robbers escaped through Akarabata area, Modakeke; and moved out through Ondo road.

“They were given hot chase by the combined team of policemen and vigilante boys,” a resident of Lagere, Adeolu Olagunju, said.

When contacted for reaction, Police Public Relations Officer for Osun Police Command, Folasade Odoro (SP), confirmed the incident and said that policemen were on the trail of the robbers.

“Their attempt on the banks failed. One of their vehicles was seized by our men. I have not been properly briefed. But that is the situation for now,” Odoro said.

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117 Comments

  1. Police force are trying, anyway with the help.of the vigilante group. Cooperation is key in curbing criminal acts.

  2. Police force are trying, anyway with the help.of the vigilante group. Cooperation is key in curbing criminal acts in this nation.

  3. Kudos to our policemen and vigilante group for a good work done. Indeed security should be the collective effort to be achieved easily.

  4. Wow that’s a good one by our police force and vigilante group just like James Bond movies. Kudos hope they continue like this

  5. Yes ooo. We were told not to wait for a while on campus if we are staying in lagere, said the robbers were shooting.

  6. Some students also confirms that they were told not to wait for a while on campus if we are staying in lagere, said the robbers were shooting sporadically

  7. That’s a great intervention if not probably there could have been a lot of damage, thank goodness for the vigilante and police force for that, osun state with all what you are facing now robbery that’s terrible

  8. Nice good by the police. Thank God for te intervention of the police , I wonder what would have been the reported news

  9. Good work by these police officers ,they really need to be commended for this brave act,but more is expected of them this ember month

  10. the effort of the Nigerian police is commendable, i wish you will be on top of the situation like this always.

  11. Job well done, thanks to the police men,the rate at which crime is increasing in this country is lamenting…Government do something.

  12. This is serious, kudos to the police and the vigilante, what could have happen if there were not at alert. Many lives may have gone, money and property, you guys really did a great job

  13. Thanks to our policemen and vigilante for group for there wonderful work, I pray that God will help you guys to continue the work

  14. Very good and kudos to the police and vigilante guys, they were brave enough to do their jobs. Well done and keep it up

  15. Nice job done by the join task force, this is exactly what we are saying, to join hands together to combat crime

  16. Cooperate effort yields effectively. That’s a good one from both security groups
    They should be dealt with according to the law.

  17. Kudos to our policemen and vigilante group for a good work done, I pray that God will help you guys to continue the work

  18. Our Nigerian security is now getting stronger as this is a good team work that has prevented regret and shame on our country Nigeria.

  19. This is what we always expect our Nigerian police force to do, am really proud of how they were able to stop the attack… Kudos to them

  20. This is so nice to know that they stopped them and gave them a hard chase. Kudos to the police and the vigilante

  21. That’s a great job from the securities. they have really done a great honestly I am glad for such report, if not the robbery would have so brutal thanks to that police, vigilante’s in the area they have done a great job.

  22. Kudos to our policemen and vigilante group for a good work done. Indeed security should be the collective effort to be achieved easily.

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  23. Armed robber case is too much in Nigeria especially now that December is fast approaching. Thank God for the police. Job well done and kudos to Nigerian police.

  24. , thank goodness for the vigilante and police force for that, osun state with all that’s terrible there would have been a lot of damages

  25. The police force, are getting better,kudos to them,thank God they were able to stop the robbery attempt in the bank

  26. Well done to the policemen and vigilante group. Even though they were not caught but at least they didn’t take anything.

  27. Bravo to the Nigeria police! They are working hard these days..we can now say police is our friend….

  28. our insecurity in the country is really bad, well, our police officer tried their best, kudos

  29. Good job Nigeria police!!! You guys really did a wonderful job here, thank God no life was lost and the robbers fled the scene at your arrival. I wish our security agents are always on time when they are call upon honestly bad things will minimize in this country.

  30. Police really did a great work today.december is coming everyone wants to go home with exotics car and money.may God protect us

  31. That’s very commendable, the police are really trying now unlike before when they run away from such scenes

  32. This is getting out of hand’s the police officers are always afraid of armed robber’s they are only strong and serious on collecting of bribes.

  33. they are trying, anyway with the help.of the vigilante group. Cooperation is key in curbing criminal acts at all time

  34. During broad day light. They want to take where they did not keep. Thanks to the combined effort of the vigilantee and the police

  35. That was a huge success from both police and vigilante boys. Thanks for the combined effort. God bless you all.

  36. Kudos to our Nigeria police force.they r really working hard to keep our country safe and secure.I pray that the crime rate will reduce through their hard work.

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