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Offa Robbery Attack: Police arrest seven suspects

Kwara state police commissioner, Lawan Ado says seven suspects linked to the Thursday’s bloody robbery attacks in Offa have been arrested.

The robbery attacks on Union Bank, Eco bank, Guarantee Trust Bank, First Bank, Zenith Bank and Ibolo Micro Finance Bank had resulted in the death of 17 people including seven police officers.

Many of the injured victims are receiving treatment in different hospitals in Offa and Ilorin.

“Seven suspects were arrested; one at Igosun road and six others at different locations in Offa,” Ado told journalists on Saturday.

“They are helping us in our investigation and seven vehicles abandoned and recovered from the armed robbers, while some rifles were carted away by the robbers.

“The inspector-general of police has ordered a full investigation and has directed his Intelligence Response Team and others to assist in getting the robbers arrested.

“The Command wishes to express its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims while also wishing the injured quick recovery.”

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