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Offa Bank Robbery : I-G Deploys 3 Mobile Force Units To Kwara, Taraba



The Inspector General of the Nigerian Police, Ibrahim Idris has deplore to Kwara State three units of Police Mobile Force ( PMF),  high powered police investigation team and Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) to Kwara.

According to the First Spokesman of the Force CP Jimoh Moshood, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, anti-robbery equipment and 10 crew members were also deployed to the state.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Moshood said three additional PMF units were also deployed to Taraba to prevent further attacks in Donga and Bali Local Government Areas by gunmen.

He said that the Units would oversee Offa its environs as well as other vulnerable points in the state to gather intelligence and raid criminal hideout in the states.

He said that the team deployed to Kwara, working in synergy with the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department in the state had arrested eight suspects connected with the bank robbery.

Moshood Said the team posted to Taraba would cover Donga, Bali, Lau, Gassol, Karim Lamido Local Government Areas and other flash points in the state.

According to him, 12 suspects have been arrested in the state in connection to the recent killings in Donga and Bali Local Government Areas, while vehicles and arms including seven AK 47 rifles, four locally made revolver pistols and 30 rounds of AK 47 ammunition.

Moshood also implored the people of the states to support the police and promptly report suspicious acts or persons to the nearest police detachment or station for prompt action.


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