Three dead after armed robbers attack travelers in Ondo

Three persons have been killed after a armed robbery attack at the Uso end of the Akure-Owo Expressway, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

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According to Punch Nigeria, a source said the robbers stormed the road and stopped vehicles going towards Akure, the state capital, and dispossessed many travellers of their belongings.

The robbers shot into the air, adding that when the vehicles were stopped, the occupants fled into the bush, while some of the them were hit by bullets from the bandits’ guns.

“There were continous gunshots on the expressway for several minutes. The travellers had to hurriedly disembark from their vehicles and rushed into the bush for safety, but some of them were shot dead in the process of running away, while many of them sustained gunshot injuries,” the source said.

Some of the victims, who suffered gunshot injuries, were said to have been rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, for medical attention.

A traveller said he got to the scene of the robbery a few minutes after the incident, and explained that four of the victims were lying dead by the roadside.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said the command was already on the trail of the bandits.

He noted that the command frowned on the incident and had queried some of its officers for negligence.

“The Commissioner of Police, Mr Gbenga Adeyanju, was not happy about the incident, because it was an act of negligence on the part of our officers in that area. So, some of them are already facing trial,” he added.

386 Comments

  1. God should come to our rescue in Nigeria now armed robers are killng innocent people just because to steal from them.RIP

  2. The robbery, kidnapping and killing in Ondo state is getting too much. It seems the security agency and the government is doing nothing about it. God will help us

  3. Where were the police when and where they were needed? They just stay along the roads harassing drivers and travellers, collecting bribes and looking for reasons to extort people. This early in the year, lives wasted by harmed bandits – so sad.

  4. God have mercy…may all dis armed robbers never go unpunished…and they should know dat he dat lived by sword shalldie by the sword

  5. All these killing of innocent people at the beginning of this new year is getting to much.. No security again in Nigeria.

  6. traveling home now has now become a thing worry, even with the high security personnels we have on our high ways, God help us.

  7. One day one day monkey will go to the market an shall never return. One day nemeses will caught on them the so called arm robbers.

  8. This armed robbery attack is getting out of hands on our high ways.there shall be many police men to work on the highway.may God continue to see us through

  9. This is not good oooooh . Government and IGP please ensure that security agencies are mounted on check points to help reduce the number of victims and casualties on our road.

  10. The thing is that there sins will catch up with them one day. May the souls of the dead victims rest in peace

  11. The part that interest me most is when Mr. Femi Joseph said the police is already on their trail. When will our police become proactive and prevent crimes from happening instead of being on the trail after the act has been committed

  12. What sort of wickedness is this? This is not the kind of news we should hear or read in first two days of the year. God help us.

  13. God please continue to guide and protect us from all the evils in this world. For the dead may there souls rest in peace Amen

  14. My condolences to those who lost their lives. Armed robbery and other security issues have become a deadly menace that the government can’t combat. Security need to beefed up along this axis where such evil often takes place

  15. May God protect and guide his children from all sort of wicked act planned by armed robber , may the soul of those shot rest in peace

  16. What a bad story, and our security is not living to the expectations, may God help us in Jesus name Amen.

  17. May God protect and guide his children from all sort of wicked act planned by armed robber , may the soul of those shot rest in peace

  18. Nigeria which way…where are we heading to…Bokoharam oneside ok those men got some strong backup strength either politically or otherwise..now common street rubbers….where is our security for Christ sake…Nigeria step up joor

  19. Oh my God, thanks for preserving my life. It is only by your power. May God console their families

  20. This is a sad news heading into a new year.. Something like this should not continue please, why kill and maim innocent and harmless people just because you want to rob and disposes them if their personal belongings..may the soul of the people who lost their life’s rest in peace, and may God give their families the fortitude to bear the loss Amen

  21. Even after collecting their properties, you couldn’t just leave them in peace. God help us in this country

  22. This people are so heartless,are they suppose to be killing people at this time,that they are suppose to be enjoying themselves

  23. This is getting out of hands. All sort of crimes are happening in ondo.. May God help us. May he continue to strengthen our security.

  24. This is very unfair,may God almighty reveal everyone behind this..May there soul rest in perfect peace

  25. The police should ensure to place officers on the roads so as to avoid some this. May their souls rest in peace.

  26. God help me and all the people that love me not to see and experienced such 2019 and beyond

  27. Even if the police men were around what would they have done? Safety belongs to God only him can protect… May their souls rest in peace.

  28. this is very much unfortunate that this people has to lost their lives because of robbers on way, please let the securities ensure to protect the public.

  29. please ensure that security agencies are mounted on check points to help reduce the number of victims and casualties on our road.

  30. Officers in that area should face serious trial.. If it’s to collect 50naira they will quickly do that.. But to respond to armed robbery attack they will delay.. It’s really sad and unfortunate.. May their souls rest in peace Amen and quick recovery to the injured ones..

  31. The robbers shot into the air, adding that when the vehicles were stopped, the occupants fled into the bush, while some of the them were hit by bullets from the bandits’ guns.

  32. That’s not cool at all, I hope the PPRO will help us find them and bring them to justice, they must be sentenced

  33. All these armed robbers should better know that God is watching them and they can never go unpunished. This is not the best way to start a new year. Rest in peace to the dead and quick recovery to the injured.

  34. May their souls rest in perfect peace Amen… The rubbers your punishment is waiting for you at the corner

  35. That is so bad, condoles to their friends and family..resurraction hope is certain for the dead ones

  36. I won’t blame them for running into the bush, some people are confused under tension. This is very tragic.

  37. Security measures should be taken in those areas. .these ondo state Crisis is really getting out of hand..Imagine this kind of killing people that are traveling. .

  38. God should help us in this our country because the rate of robbery is getting high everyday

  39. Rip to the dead
    Armed robbery attacked onitsha enugu express way in broad daylight last week…
    With police checkpoints around
    No one said anything abt that

  40. Like the old saying.. Everyday is for the thief but one day is for the owner… May God Almighty help us..

  41. When will all these stop in this our country Nigeria. .imagine this kind of shooting gun and killing people just like that.. let the government provide security measures in those areas

  42. This is disheartening, What is happing to our security sector ..the police no longer stop crime they only act after the crimes have been committed,…may the souls of the departed rest in peace

  43. God please continue to save your children from evil, where were there police men at that time, is it only to collect money from drivers that they know how to do.

  44. Highway robbers are just like terrorist, God save your people that do travel daily, so tragic RIP

  45. No security, the minor securities that we have are securing our government only,they didn’t bother,or care about their people.

  46. That’s very bad,that means the security operatives in that area weren’t around when the incident happened, for them to shoot freely for some minutes.

  47. But this is bad where are the police that are supposed to protect lives and property. This unacceptable

  48. Nigeria and insecurity again; Nigeria government should please do something to help save life on the high ways.

  49. People are so desperate now so they go to any length to make sure they make money. May the souls of those that lost their lives rest in peace.

  50. There is something going on in ondo state that people are not yet aware of now o, because the killings, robbery and kidnapping in that is getting too much o. The security systems in that state is porous now.

  51. May God have mercy on this my lovely country. Armed robbery are just increasing everyday. Let the officers be persecuted and charged properly for their negligence

  52. The security operatives should step up to curtail all these continuous attacks on travellers.

  53. This is horrible. This arm robbery attack need to be taken care of by the Federal Government. May God protect us from such attack.

  54. Armed robbery are just increasing everyday. Let the officers be persecuted and charged properly for their negligence

  55. In my own views, I suggest that the Armed robbery are just increasing everyday. Let the officers be persecuted and charged properly for their negligence

  56. Insecurity in Nigeria is so alarming arm rubber will rubb and go Scott Free unchallenged my the soul of the dead ones rest in peace

  57. na wa o, wat did they gain after all d killing now, Govt need to do something abt dat ondo killing

  58. This is scary o the insecurity in Nigeria is quite high and what are the police men in that area doing at the moment of operations. They should be investigated if they don’t have hands in it.

  59. It’s a pity our roads are no more safe our security is nothing to talk about what a pathetic sight

  60. Ondo state secerity has been breach, the govt. should do thorough investigation within police force in that state. They just waste those people life unnecessary

  61. Insecurity everywhere, which way Nigeria is heading to, police check points are only use as tollgate from commercial drivers.

  62. It’s unfortunate that our road are no longer safe anymore. May God expose those involve in this evil act.

  63. Sometimes its good to really investigate officers that are meant to be around such environments, as they could be involved in the case, we have seen such before. But its sad people have to die running is not really a wise thing to do I such cases especially when you are close to robbers

  64. May the soul of the victims rest in peace. Condolences to their family. The NPF are not helping matters.

  65. This 2019 my prayer and wish is that fraudsters, robbers and killers would have hard time living in this country

  66. I don’t know why people are this wicked, after robbing your victims, you go ahead and kill them, what a wicked world.

  67. This is really an act of negligence of the Police officers in that area. This is a painful incident, may the robbers be brought to justice.

  68. There are lots of evil things that people do now just to make money, the security forces are far from the road, only to block and collect bribe when there,the roads are not too safe. The youths need to be gainfully employed or engaged to avoid all these killings.

  69. The year is still new for this kind of news. After robbery you still go ahead and kill the victims. Wickedness. God will fight for his people

  70. Lots of evil happening on the roads already this new year.. God save us all.. May God comfort these families involved

  71. Hmmm,even these festive period, robbers are still disturbing ,see how to hey wasted innocent people’s life,is too bad

  72. May God save this nation from the bandit. Government should deploy Military personnel over there.

  73. I love the comments of the Commissioner of Police in the said state…..he accepted responsibility instead of blame.

  74. Nawa o.
    This new year. Our security operatives should be at alert always cos I don’t see their need standing on the road without doing the actual thing they are meant to do.

  75. Hmmm! First time I would hear a police officer blaming his co police for negligence,
    Like seriously is like we are moving or we are having some sincere people in the force.

    RIP to the death.

  76. This isn’t a good way to start the year. Security operatives should beef up security in areas they know are prone to such attacks. Negligence is destructive

  77. Bad news already in the beginning of a new year,may God help us in this country ..RIP to the dead

  78. Oh God…. How can we start the new year with such bad news?? How do robbers feel when they hurt others?

  79. This is too much, why kill after they have being robbed already? May God rest the souls of the dead… Those robbers will be caught and prosecuted

  80. This is serious may the soul of the departed rest in peace the policemen should be punished I hope the robbers are apprehended and brought to book what a loss to the families involved

  81. Honestly I don’t know who will should be afraid of in this country. Boko Haram, herdsmen, kidnappers, robbers, g-boys or ritual killers .

  82. Well that is what is happening now ,people are just dieing ,
    We just need to tank God for our life’s
    May his soul rest in peace

  83. Those arm robbers must be apprehended…. I don’t know what the nation is truly turning into.. God help us!!!

  84. Hmm,it is well just how many days into the new year and the death toll is increasing.May the dead Rip

  85. So bad of them.. May the souls of the victims rest in peace and may God give their families the heart to bear the lost

  86. Government should please protect the life and property of citizens. This is becoming unbearable.

  87. May the good Lord continue to protect and guide us from this evil people. May their soul rest in peace

  88. this robbery is getting worse in our country let the government do something about it. RIP to the three dead

  89. God will really help us in these country oo from armed robbery ooo
    Chai see how their life’s was wasted
    May their soul rest in perfect peace

  90. Some people don’t have the fear of God in them, you are after someone and he run, why can’t you let that person be,…may God save us from all this bad people

  91. when will all this killing stop…i wonder how our police will mount road blocks on the express and yet things like this still happen its sad
    May their gentle souls rest in peace…amen.

  92. What a bad story, and our security is not living to the expectations.. every kidnapper and robbers terrorist people in in ondo state I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that they sleep and never wake up again.. this rubbish must end

  93. What is wrong with this nation na, book haram is killing, herbs men doing theirs, and now armed robbers have started their own.

  94. This is really bad. The year is too early with bad and sad news. God should protect us in our going out and coming in. May their gentle souls rest in peace. I sympathize with their families.

  95. That was a horrible attack and all through it, the policemen were nowhere to be found. Such a bad incident. May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

  96. Look at what unemployment has caused our Nigerian who arr supposed to be the leaders of tomorrow to venture into

  97. What has this nation turned into, trvellers are not only afraid if accidents in the road niw is being kikked by armed bandits also. May God save us all and the souls of the ones killed rest in peace.

  98. Crims is increasing daily in this country. A day willl not end without one here of one crime or the other. God please come to our rescue…

  99. This is another tragedy happened in my state, but police always stays around that area to extort money from drivers, how did the armed robbers just come and escape just like that? Some must be fishing, those officers on the patrol that day should be quarried

  100. The rate of armed robbery in and around ondo is alarmingly high like nothing is being done about it.
    And Mr. C.O.P, with all due respect sir, its good you accept responsibility but that’s not enough to safeguard the people, do something about this.
    May God keep us

  101. So sad i pray that may the police arrest the bandits may the soul of those tha list their life rest in oeace and i wish the injured once speedy recovery

  102. Crime rate is on the increase in Nigeria and the Nigerian police should put in more effort to curb this menace

  103. May their souls rest in perfect peace Amen. And those who were injured I wish them quick recovery. God help us ooooo especially travellers. The road isn’t safe again.

  104. The officers incharge of that route should be duly dealt with.So sad loosing lives of human beings to armed robbers this way.May their souls rest in peace

  105. Why killing innocent and harmless people just because you want to rob and disposes them if their personal belongings at this time of this new year, people are still enjoying this festive period.

  106. God come and save us from these arm robbers. May the souls of the victim rest in perfect peace in the lord.

  107. This is good news,I hope the three people families will be OK,all this robbers in on do state,God will judge them,this is good news

  108. Shaa… armed robbers are now killing people innocent people for that matter just for syupid reasons.. may God help us in this country

  109. Bad news
    Even travelers now are not safe in our nation
    May God help us
    Quick recovery to the injured and RIP to the dead.

  110. This robbers r becoming somtin else ooh. .robbing n also killing the innocent people..God this is new year plsss protect us n our family

  111. Is this how we are going to start thus year with all this killings…father lord into your hands we commit our life

  112. God should come to our rescue in Nigeria now armed robers are killng innocent people , may their gentle soul rest In perfect peace.

  113. I pray for the mercies of the lord to cover our going out and coming in, what a incident, may the dead ones soul rest in perfect peace

  114. What a bad news. It was stated that there were continous gunshots on the expressway for several minutes, where are the so called police at that time?
    RIP to them that lost their lives.
    Quick recovery to them in the hospital

  115. This guys are now stealing and killing so that the secret will not lead further without knowing that nothing is hidden under the sun

  116. It’s not because of their negligence, some officer are now working with the robber. May their rest in peace.

  117. Why all these bad news of killing this year now, may God expose all the arm robbery involved in knw time in Jesus name and let the lost souls continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord.

  118. What the police are meant to do.they won’t do it is to be involving theirseleves in illegal things.may God continue to save us and protect us.may there souls rest in peace

  119. This country is no longer safe for travelers also, I miss those good old days when we travel from one city to another just to catch fun, you can’t try that now because of the insecurity issues in the country

  120. Thank God that the policemen on duty who neglected their jobs were put on trial. We just began the New Year and people are also dying

  121. I think what is happening on that road is political if not why not deploy army on that road for God seek

  122. It’s a pity, they should rest in peace while measures should be set to help put things in order.

  123. May God protect us in this country the police should make more efforts to protect the people may their souls rest in peace

  124. Our police should put more effort ,especially this time of new year celebrations, to make our road crime free.

  125. God knows best is not by our strength we are alive but by his grace…my condolences to their families

  126. This is so pathetic. How can they rob people of their belongings and still take their life ? These people are very wicked. May the soul of the dead ones rest in peace

  127. What is wrong with this people self, why not just take the money and go, must you show you know how to shoot.

  128. All what Nigerian police no how to do is to stand in every corner of the road and collect money when it comes to their duties the won’t be found there .may God help us In this country…..

  129. The state of insecurity on our roads is becoming alarming. Our security agencies should rise up to the occasion and do the needful to secure lives and property.

  130. May the souls of those who lost their life in the armed robbery attack rest in perfect peace, armed robbery is another security issues we Nigerians are suffering amongst others ,the government should please try and beef up security on highways like the benin ore express way which i my self was a victim of robbery attack on that road.I know it can’t be stopped totally but it can be controlled to the barest minimum.

  131. So sad 2 see aw d rate of crime in d country keeps rising. May God continue 2 protect his people. May d souls of d dead rest in peace.

  132. May God have mercy on us in this nation,killing people because you want to steal their properties.hmmm,Wickedness

  133. All those stupid and lazy people cannot work for legitimate money but instead take from those do and still kill them…. Them go meet their own for front.

  134. The arm rubbers forgot that they will certainly meet there death one day r.i.p to the dead. One day for the thieves one day for the owner

  135. My condolences to those who lost their lives. Armed robbery and other security issues have become a deadly menace that the government can’t combat. Security need to beefed up along this axis where such evil often takes place

  136. This arm robbers don’t even have the fear of God to be robbing on the first day of the year.

  137. May God continue to safe us from the hand of evil people. This happen everywhere in the world. It is festive period

  138. I wonder why this robbers rob with so much authority and gutt,were is our security force,killing the innocent all in the name if stelling

  139. May God save us cos i don’t know why some group of people will find joy in harming others just to enjoy what they didnt work for

  140. Robbers have not wasted time in carrying out their plans this year. I pray they will not succeed in all their operations.

  141. Even if the police were there at that moment will they do anything. May God save our land, wish the injured ones quick recovery and to the dead victims may there souls rest in peace

  142. God should come to our rescue in Nigeria now armed robers are killng innocent people just because to steal from them.RIP

  143. So our mind should not be at rest when traveling to a far place, may God keep protecting everyone of us

  144. I pray these bandits are caught and are made to face the wrath of the law. How do these people enjoy causing pain for others.

  145. It’s hightime we built up security on that axis because a lot of lives are lost to armed robbery over there

  146. Some of these are as a result of set backs in the economy, God please come to our rescue ,we need your intervention.

  147. Things are really getting out of hand in this nation, bad vices such as highway robbery, money rituals, insurgency, kidnap etc. We need divine intervention.

  148. Because of their negligence they cost peoples life.. hope they are caught…sorry for the loss of life.

  149. Ondo is a prone area for arm robbery, police should please secure the areas, so sad. God will intercede for us

  150. Comment*hmmmm things re happening in this world eledumare come and save us oh armed robbers, kidnappers,ritualist are every where only God will rescue us from there.we have to be prayerful and go close to God o

  151. Oh that’s so bad may God be protecting us from all this massacre people calling themselve thieves.

  152. When will our youth learn that crime does not pay. Wasting precious lives in the quest for money is highly despicable.

  153. I pray they meet their waterloo soon. Or better still quit their evil deeds. May the departed souls rest in peace, Amen.

  154. Chai! Now should I say they shouldn’t have ran? Why won’t they run when they are scared? RIP to the dead

  155. Police were supposed to be on that road to protect life and property but they weren’t there to do this. You can see what this result of this negligence.

  156. Please increase the security of our people. Don’t let them just die and be claiming neglect later. Fix it

  157. When it comes to arm robbery Nigeria police are so lazy, but when it come to collecting of money from drivers they have A1 on that

  158. May their souls rest in peace,and wish those at FMC quick recovery.We hope that our security personnels would work hard in this 2019 to bring back peace in our country.

  159. Nmmmmmh….those lives that were shot have been wasted just like DAT…..God have mercy on this country

  160. May God punish those robbers who killed them.. they will certainly meet their death. May the souls of the dead rest in perfect peace. Amen.

  161. The negligence on the part of the police has resulted in the death of 4 travellers. This is something that would be prevented if the police were at their duty post. The commissioner of police should deal with the officers saqurely.

  162. So many sad news just at the beginning of the year. Let’s pray seriously for this country am tired of typing RIP already

  163. May God help my country Nigeria. And may the gentle soul of those heated by the bullet rest in peace.

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