Offa Attacks: Police arrest seven; Saraki visits Olofa

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The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado, has revealed that seven suspects have been arrested in connection with the co-ordinated attacks on a police station and robbery of five mainstream banks and one microfinance bank in Offa, Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Ado told journalists in Ilorin, Kwara State on the same day the Senate President and former Kwara Governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki, visited the paramount ruler of Offa, Olofa of Offa, HRH Oba Muftau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II,that one of the suspects was picked up at Igosun road and six others at different locations in Offa.

Already, the Kwara Government has promised a reward of five million leading to the arrests of those behind Thursday’s attacks in which 30 lives, including police personnel, were felled by bullets.

The seven persons arrested are helping the Police with investigation, Ado added.

According to him, seven vehicles were abandoned and recovered by the Police.

“The Inspector General of Police has ordered a full investigation and has directed his Intelligence Response Team and others to assist in getting the hoodlums arrested.

“The Command wishes to express its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims while also wishing the injured  quick recovery.”

Saraki was in Offa to sympathise with the Offa traditional ruler over the incidents of last black Thursday.

Recall that Saraki had said Friday that he had talked with Kwara Governor, Mr. AbdulFatah Ahmex, and promised that those behind the killings, attacks and robberies will be brought to book.

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