Suspected armed robber killed in Kwara community


A suspected armed robber was killed on Tuesday during an invasion on Oke-Ode community, Ifelodun Local Government of Kwara State.

Reports reaching SKYBLASTTV indicated that the invasion occurred at about 8:21 pm.

According to reports, four suspected armed herdsmen on two Okada motorcycles rode to the community and attacked a POS operator.

The spokesperson of the Kwara State police command, DSP Ejire Adetoun Adeyemi, who confirmed the incident to SKYBLASTTV in Ilorin, said the hoodlums attacked a POS operator, but they were later ambushed by a team of police operatives and vigilante.

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“In the exchange of fire, one of the armed robbers was gunned down and he died on the spot.

“One AK-47 rifle was also recovered from the dead armed robber, while the motorcycles were seized.

“But during the panic that ensued, one lady was hit, scores injured and were taken to the Oke-Ode General Hospital for medical attention,” she added.

Adetoun refuted a report that the POS operator was killed during the attack.


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