Osogbo, Osun State on Thursday, carting away unspecified sum of money
after robbing some Hausa Bureau de Change operators. After the robbery, the robbers headed
towards Olaiya-Ogo-Oluwa area of the metropolis, which houses no fewer
than 10 banks, where they were confronted by the police guarding one of
the banks. But the robbers engaged the policemen, shooting a corporal in the leg.
anonymity, said, “When they saw the firepower and readiness of our men,
they fled through Gbonga Road, where they killed one of our men in a
patrol van at Gbongan junction.”
during the gunfight, Miss Itunu Lawanson, said panic gripped everybody
in the banking hall.
helter-skelter. Some people ran into toilets, some hid under tables as
gunfire crackled. Many hid under chairs and tables.”
duel died down, several police vehicles were deployed in the capital
city even as banks locked up for the day.