Armed robbery scare rocks Ilorin
Armed gunmen are currently raiding one of commercial banks around popular Unity/challenge area of Ilorin.
Unity area is located in Ilorin-Central and its a home of so many banks.
The NEWS DIGEST learnt that banks in the area are already shutting down operation in order to avoid attack.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Kwara state police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi has denied the robbery incident.
Read his statement below:
FALSE ROBBERY ALARM IN ILORIN.
The Command is shocked to recieve an avanlanche of calls from panic stricken individuals, arising from a false alarm to the effect that Robbers are operating in some banks along Unity and Taiwo Areas, the alarm is false, fake and a ploy to cause unnecessary panic in the minds of the people.The command wishes to assure members of the public of their safety, and its preparedness to provide needed security cover for all the banks in particular and people of Kwara in general. Members of the public are advised to be vigilant and make information of untoward movements to the police please.
Dsp Okasanmi Ajayi
Police Public Relations Officer
For : Commissioner of Police
Kwara State Command.
See Twitter Reactions below:
@PoliceNG information just reached me that there’s a robbery in progress in the Unity area of Ilorin, Kwara state, a stone throw from the A division police command where the infamous SARS have their HQ. I want to believe the robbers won’t get away. @segalink @bukolasaraki
— Cyril Ebeh (@Cyril_Ebeh) May 18, 2018
Another robbery going on in Ilorin, Kwara State atm! This time a bank just adjacent A division police station. The biggest police station in Kwara State!
— EX BOYFRIEND (@Yomi_Silver) May 18, 2018
Banks are being robbed in Ilorin, kwara state right now but F-SARS will not be seen there. There was a robbery like two nights ago too in ilorin.
— Star girl🌟 (@tarawoye) May 18, 2018
Robbery ongoing at unity/taiwo road in Ilorin, that's the second time in 3 days, the first being at tanke. Where's our so called SARS? Probably chasing young men with no guns….smh for Nigeria.@segalink @bukolasaraki @NigerianPolice
— Hamza Olayinka (@zlatamus) May 18, 2018
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