Two injured as armed robbers attack passenger bus in Kwara

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There was a pandemonium on Friday as unknown armed men suspected to be highway robbers attacked done motorists plying Oro Ago- Omu Aran road in Ifelodun local government area of Kwara State, robbing innocent passengers of their money and other valuables and also left two commercial bus drivers with various degrees of matchete cuts .

Confirming the incident to the newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital on Friday, the spokesman of the NSCDC in Kwara State, Babawale Zaid Afolabi disclosed that the armed robbery attack occured in the early hours of the Friday.

” On Friday 28/01/2022 at about 0700 hours our officers on routine patrol at Oro Ago/ Omu Aran axis was alerted that there was an ongoing armed robbery attack at a very remote location. alongside Oro Ago/ Omu Aran road. The NSCDC operatives together with other sister agencies and local vigilante rushed down to the scene of the incident but the robbers had fled”. Babawale stressed.

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He disclosed further that before the dare devil robbers fled the scene they have succeeded in dispossessing motorists and passengers of two comments buses of their valuables and other belongings and also attacked two drivers with matchete.

” Two drivers from the Oro Ago motor park were attacked by the armed robbers and the two seriously injured drivers are receiving medical attention at an hospital in Oro Ago” He added.

In the meantime NSCDC operatives and other security agencies in the area are working together with local vigilante and hunters to track down the suspected robbers .

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