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Offa Robbery: Customers Rejoice As Banks Re-Open In Omu Aran

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Offa Bank Robbery

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Residents Of Omu-Aran Claims They Travel To Achieve Bank Transaction

The mouths of residents in Omu-Aran is filled with joy as some commercial bank in the town has re-opened after three months of shutting down.

One of the banks which started skeletal services in January 2017, three years after a similar attack on banks in Omu-Aran community, had since the last robbery in Offa remained closed.

Customers, overtime have been forced to engage in local money transfer operation services in the community.

Recall that Naija News reported that some banks in Offa were attacked by armed bandits, leading to the killing of more than 30 persons and carted away undisclosed amount of money.

One of the banks had to reopen in January 2017, after persistent pressure and appeals from the people of the community.

The community had also donated two Hilux vehicles to the police to aid in combating crime in the area, and to encourage the banks to commence business activities.

Some customers had stated that they have to travel to Ilorin so as to make bank transactions.

Mr Dotun Adeyeye, a businessman, described the development as heart-warming and a pleasant development.

I am very happy that one of the banks has opened its doors to customers, our prayer is for the other banks to follow in that order.

“The bank’s refusal to reopen for business since the Offa attack has dealt a big blow to our business activities,” he said.

Mrs Roseline Adebayo, a civil servant praised members of Omu-Aran Development Association and the Olomu-in-Council for ensuring the re-opening of the bank.

Chief Bisi Adeyemi, the ODA President, expressed the association’s appreciation to the bank management for yielding to the request of the community in that regard.

He pledged the association’s readiness to continue to partner with security agents and other stakeholders in ensuring a safe banking environment.

is an Associate at Naija News. He is a new media enthusiast, he holds a degree in psychology and loves exploring and sharing about the enormous power that lies in the human mind. Email: [email protected], Instagram: adeniyidman

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