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Iragbiji Robbery update: Police, one other killed

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One Police officer, simply identified as Hammed was killed by Suspected armed robbers who attacked a branch of Wema Bank on Tuesday.

Recall that Naija News 247 had earlier reported that suspected gunmen attacked Wema Bank in Iragbiji area of State of Osun.

Naija News 247 learnt that the robbers arrived at the bank, located few meters away from the palace of Aragbiji of Iragbiji at about 3:00pm and operated for about 30 minutes.

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A witness, who spoke with newsmen on the condition of anonymity, said one person was killed during the robbery, while an unspecified amount was carted away.

According to the witness, the Police station located around the bank was attacked
It was also learnt that the robbers shot sporadically into the air and engaged the police in a gun duel before they fled the scene and escaped through Ada Road.

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NaijaNews247 gathered that an armoured personnel carrier (APC) stationed at the town was bombed and destroyed beyond control.

The Public Relations Officer of the Osun Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Daniel Adigun, confirmed the incident.

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