Attempted armed robbery attacks on some banks in Ikire and Apomu in Osun State have claimed the lives of four policemen and three civilians.
An Assistant Superintendent of Police (Asp), an Inspector and Two Special Constabularies were killed by that dared devil armed robbers.
Spokesman of the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident.
She said the Armed Robbers numbering about 35 came in Five Vehicles, simultaneously attacked Ikire Divisional Police Headquarters
and the Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) pinned down at Ikoyi-Osun with several explosive devices.
She added that the robbers fired gun severally in a bid to subdue the capacity of the Police while attempting to rob the two Banks.
The Command’s Spokesperson further explained that on sighting the overwhelming Policemen Comprising: Prompt Response Unit (PRU), CP’s Surveillance team, IRT Operatives, STS, 39 PMF, JTF, along with the local Security outfits, they were swiftly engaged in a fierce Gun duel.
The Police confirmed that the attackers did not succeed robbing any of the Banks as they fled into the bush with gun shot wounds and abandoning two of their operational vehicles.