Oyo: Panic As Community Receives Notice Of Visit From Armed Robbers

Oyo: Panic As Community Receives Notice Of Visit From Armed Robbers

By Wires Editor | The Trent on November 30, 2022
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Inspector General of Police, Usman Akali Baba | NPF Photo

Residents of Ifelagba community, in the Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State have been thrown into fear over a letter of threat containing planned attack sent to them by suspected armed robbers.

Daily Post gathered that the threat letter was pasted on walls of buildings in the community by the suspected criminals on  Sunday, November 27, 2022.

According to the letter which was sighted by our correspondent, the suspects threatened to battle with the community’s vigilantes, saying the local security operatives have been making their operations difficult.

The letter which was written in Yoruba language reads partly, “We are coming to collect our rights and the money in your houses.

“We will use all our power and strength to fight the vigilantes because of all their wicked acts and how they have stopped us all these years.

“We are armed robbers and we will show you who we are at the end of this month when we invade your community. Be prepared.”

When contacted for comment, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso, said he would inquire and revert.

How Daredevil Robbers Attacked Bullion Van In Anambra

Gunmen suspected to be robbers, on Thursday, November 10, 2022, attacked a bullion van in Ufuma, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

A source who spoke to Daily Post said the bullion van was conveying cash to an undisclosed location when the gunmen trailed them to the agrarian community of Ufuma, and opened fire on the truck and security men accompanying it.

“It happened at about 5pm today (Thursday), and there was heavy shooting in the area.

“All the residents of the community fled, while security operatives attached to the bullion van battled the armed robbers. The police was able to stop them from succeeding,” the source said.

Meanwhile, the State Police command has confirmed the incident.

Toochukwu Ikenga, the spokesperson of the command, said the event happened at about 4pm, but the armed men were eventually repelled.

He said: “Operatives attached to the bullion van gallantly repelled the attack. The incident happen at about 4pm in Umunebo junction, Ufuma.

“The Commissioner of police CP Echeng Echeng has since ordered an immediate manhunt on the attackers. The operational vehicles belonging to the armed robbers have been recovered.”

He said a Lexus jeep and a highlander jeep belonging to the robbers have been recovered. Other items recovered are: one empty magazine, defaced bullet proof vest, charms, and some incriminating items.

HORROR: 2 Suspected Robbers Burnt To Death In Enugu

Two young men trying to rob POS operators at the Independence Layout area in Enugu  were, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, set ablaze by angry youths

It was gathered that the angry mobs did not allow the police to take them to their station, but decided to take the law into their hands.

Before setting them on fire, they were first stripped naked, filmed and the video circulated on social media.

The country director of the Global Society for Anti-Corruption, G-SAC, Mrs Amaka Nweke condemned the jungle Justice.

Nweke, however, condemned the attacks on POS operators but said people should not take laws into their hands but hand over such matters to law enforcement agencies.

“I condemn what the robbers do to the POS operators but at the same time, I condemn mob action.  They should have handed them over to the police instead of taking laws into their hands,” she condemns.

However, a resident who would not want his name in print said the robbers deserved what they got.

“I like the way they were set ablaze alive so that it will serve as a deterrent to others.  If you have been a victim of these bad boys, you will even want a worse thing to happen to them.  I do not pity them.  Let them burn in hell for all I care,” he said.

The police were yet to confirm the incident as the police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, said that he had not been informed about the unwholesome development.

“The incident has not been brought to my notice but I’ll find out,” he said.

Source: Daily Post

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