The Osun State Security Council yesterday commended the police and other security agencies that foiled the bank robbery incident in Ikirun last Friday.
Addressing journalists after the state security council meeting, Osun State commissioner of police, Mr. Kola Sodipo, said that security agencies in the state need to be lauded for their gallantry, utmost sense of duty and professionalism.
The CP represented by the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations) ACP Jesubiyi Taiwo, stated that the police and other security agencies swiftly responded to the security challenge with superior firepower.
He added that the recorded success was the result of the Armoured Personnel Carriers provided to the police by the state government, stressing that four of the robbers were killed while four have been arrested.
The police boss assured the people of the state of its readiness to protect lives and property, maintain peace and deter any criminal activity in the state.
He said, “Last Friday, armed bandits attacked three commercial banks in Ikirun, in Ifelodun local government area of the state, these bandits came with sophisticated weapons and explosive devices.
“The police responded swiftly with superior firepower, four of the robbers were killed while four others have been arrested. Sums of money were also recovered from the robbers. Every effort is being made to apprehend other members of the gang who are in hiding.
“Regrettably, two police officers and two bank officials lost their lives during the operation. The state security council wishes to commend the police and other security agencies that rose to the occasion for their gallantry.”
He informed the people of the need for safety precautions in any emergency situation involving bandits and other criminals.
The CP stressed that emergencies require special attention, adding that in case of armed robbery and other armed threats, the first reaction expected from people is to run for safety in order to avoid being hit by stray bullets.
According to him, “Emergencies require special response. In cases of armed robbers, insurgents and other armed threats, the first reaction of the people should be to run for safety, lock themselves.
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