Osun State police command has confirmed the death of two police inspectors in the Tuesday attack on Iragbiji Divisional Police Headquarters and Wema Bank in Iragbiji by dare devil armed robbers.
The command in a statement by its public relations officer, Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin, stated that the armed robbers numbering about twenty came in commando-like style with about four vehicles and simultaneously attacked Iragbiji Divisional Police Headquarters and Wema Bank Iragbiji.
According to her, in the course of the incident, and during hot pursuit of the fleeing bandits, two police inspectors namely; Ogunbiyi Ahmed and Odeyemi Ayinla respectively were shot dead.
She however noted that the police, jointly with local security outfits, have been combing the bushes in a bid to arrest the robbers, believed to have escaped with multiple injuries.
Giving details of the attack, Opalola said the robbers invaded the police divisional headquarters and Wema Bank in Iragbiji with sporadic shooting and launched explosive devices in an attempt to disorganize, incapacitate and destabilize the police who were in a fierce gun battle with them while robbing Wema Bank simultaneously.
She disclosed that some parts of the divisional police headquarters was damaged while the dare devils also shot at a Police Armoured Personnel Carrier tyres with explosive devices.
“The robbers in a bid to gain entry into the bank blew off its security door with dynamite, ATM machine was also destroyed but an attempt to break into the bank’s strong room was foiled,” she said.