Police shoot 3 robbery suspects dead in Oyo

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By Ola Ajayi, Ibadan

NEMESIS caught up with a six-man armed robbery gang in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, Saturday, as policemen gunned three of them down and arrested others.

They were said to have successfully robbed an operator of bureau de change at Sabo area of the city.

The robbers reportedly stormed the area, which is predominantly Hausa, around 5pm and started shooting sporadically.

They were said to have arrived on motorcycles and held the place hostage before the tide of things turned against them.

An eye witness said the robbers collected two bags containing money and wanted to escap.But, the bureau de change operators blocked all roads leading to the area.

”When they could not use bikes, they threw one of the bags away and ran towards Adamasingba. The people gave them a hot chase. Police then arrived and surrounded the area and shot three of them dead.”

Sunday Vanguard also gathered that the robbers, in order to cover their tracks and share the loot alone, killed the informant who told them about the money exchange.

Oyo State Police Public Relations, DSP Olabisi Ilobanafor, confirmed the story.

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