Armed robbers have reportedly killed three policemen in a shoot during a robbery operation in Iwo, Osun State with one of the robber also losing his life.
The Punch reports that the incident happened on Tuesday, June 6 and that the robbers stormed the police station in the town before proceeding to three banks in the area for their criminal operation.
The banks were very close to Bowen University but it was confirmed that the university was not attacked.
ATM machines were reportedly removed from the banks although it wasn’t confirmed if they were taken away by the robbers.
A resident who lived in the neighbourhood confirmed the attack saying the streets were deserted as a result of exchange of fire between the robbers and policemen.
He said: “Armed robbers attacked the banks in Iwo today. They came this evening and first went staring to the police station and attacked their men there. After that, they went to the area where the banks are located and carried out their operation.
“They killed three policemen and the police also killed one of the robbers. It is a terrible day here in Iwo. “I think the banks were aware that they could be attacked because they have been closing by 12noon for the past two months or thereabout.”
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