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The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by Opinionated: 11:29am On Apr 06, 2018
Yesterday was an awful day for indigenes and residents of Offa town in Kwara State after daredevil armed robberies attacked the police station killing policemen before storming banks in the town, killing people indiscriminately and carting away huge sums of money with little resistance from security forces.

As bad as the bank robbery was in Offa yesterday, the shocking thing is that a similar kind of robbery happened in Iwo, a town in neighbouring Osun state on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

The Daily Trust reported the robbery back then:

“Four policemen were killed by a gang of armed robbers that attacked some commercial banks in Iwo, Osun State on Tuesday while one of the armed robbers was killed by policemen.

“The heavily armed robbers invade Iwo and robbed three banks located opposite the campus of Bowen University and carted huge sum of money away.

“Eyewitnesses told Daily Trust that the armed robbers used explosives to break in to the banks during the robbery operation that lasted for about 50 minutes.

“It was gathered that before they robbed the banks, the armed robbers first attacked the Divisional Police Headquarters in the town and destroyed the Police Armoured Personnel Carrier vehicle.

“Two civilian and a staff of one of the banks sustained injury during the incident.

“Residents of Iwo described the incident as very pathetic and unfortunate.”

This is becoming a worrisome trend and the police has to find better ways of gathering intelligence with a SWOT analysis of each police station or post done to identify immediate and remote threats. Their weaknesses should be fixed, threats identified ahead of time and then properly addressed.

State governments also have to do more to help improve security in major towns not just state capitals. Banks are central to economic activity and a situation where they cannot provide services because of fear of armed robbers hampers economic growth. This is not the first time a major bank robbery is happening in Offa. As a result, it and adjoining towns are not enjoying the presence of as many banks as they would without such robberies. A similar robbery took place in 2013 with many lives lost.

The federal government has to do more to equip the police and other security agencies while the proliferation of arms in the country has to be addressed frontally. Current efforts in this regard have to be improved to make them more effective.

Of course, those behind these dastardly robberies should be apprehended and duly prosecuted in court to serve as some measure of deterrent to others. This negative trend should not be added to the plethora of security issues facing the country.



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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by NwaAmaikpe: 12:45pm On Apr 06, 2018
shocked


This is crap.
Technically, all bank robberies in Nigeria are similar.

It's the same modus operandi.
Destabilize the police,
Attack the banks,
Shoot sporadically throughout the period,
Cart away the money and flee.

Hours later, police arrives the scene and mass arrest of innocent people begin.

Nigeria has never witnessed a creative bank heist... Like in the movies; "The Italian Job", "Fast and Furious", or "Now you see me."

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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by uncommonfish: 12:45pm On Apr 06, 2018
wow
Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by SouthWestBlood(m): 12:46pm On Apr 06, 2018
Bad!
Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by aynurni220(m): 12:46pm On Apr 06, 2018
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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by OnyeJombo: 12:46pm On Apr 06, 2018
shocked
Na dm

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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by jewishboy: 12:46pm On Apr 06, 2018
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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by Nobody: 12:47pm On Apr 06, 2018
In a nutshell, is it that they are implying that the two events was orchestrated by the same group of Armed men?

Abegi, let our Government improve in security matters and stop doing analysis after valuables and Lives have been lost

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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by Nobody: 12:47pm On Apr 06, 2018
Why the robbery
Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by emmyw(m): 12:47pm On Apr 06, 2018
chei

Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by Nobody: 12:47pm On Apr 06, 2018
Thuglife cool cool
Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by adaksbullet: 12:48pm On Apr 06, 2018
And we are be telled that security his on these contry angry angry angry angry angry



Am wiped too mine contry cry


Doc shian anichebe his sayed thr his a contry angry,, true true, thr his a contry undecided

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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by kennisman(m): 12:48pm On Apr 06, 2018
@ftc,its ur tyme. enjoy.
Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by desmond2pk: 12:50pm On Apr 06, 2018
We warned them not to vote for buhari but they said no more free money.
Okay then

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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by Omooniya1: 12:50pm On Apr 06, 2018
one day for the thief!!!
Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by generalkofosi(m): 12:50pm On Apr 06, 2018
It's so sad, the robbers are heartless, they don't have to kill anybody to take the money. May the souls of the departed RIP.

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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by Mekanus(m): 12:53pm On Apr 06, 2018
Where were the Python dancers aka Nigerian army since police couldn't handle it.
Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by liyamar: 12:53pm On Apr 06, 2018
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


This is crap.
Technically, all bank robberies in Nigeria are similar.

It's the same modus operandi.
Destabilize the police,
Attack the banks,
Shoot sporadically throughout the period,
Cart away the money and flee.

Hours later, police arrives the scene and mass arrest of innocent people begin.

Nigeria has never witnessed a creative bank heist... Like in the movie , "The Italian Job".

Seconded

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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by slimchimex(m): 12:54pm On Apr 06, 2018
Ends shall never wonder
Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by engrjacuzzi: 12:54pm On Apr 06, 2018
As a naija girl, when a man is proposing 2 u, u must hold ur chest and open ur mouth wide... Its in Nigeria's constitution..�

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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by victorazyvictor(m): 12:55pm On Apr 06, 2018
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


This is crap.
Technically, all bank robberies in Nigeria are similar.

It's the same modus operandi.
Destabilize the police,
Attack the banks,
Shoot sporadically throughout the period,
Cart away the money and flee.

Hours later, police arrives the scene and mass arrest of innocent people begin.

Nigeria has never witnessed a creative bank heist... Like in the movie , "The Italian Job".

And Fast and Furious 5

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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by winner01(m): 12:55pm On Apr 06, 2018
My Logic tells me that in a country where there is mass unemployment, where jobs are taken from those who have them, where those who have paid their dues are offered peanut as wages, where tens of thousands are about to be pumped into the same labour market...my logic tells me that crime rate will skyrocket. There will be an astronomical rise in social vices and more lives will be lost to this senselessness.

The crime will be well planned by intelligent graduates with well equipped arms and ammunitions, the poor masses only defence will be our "no so smart" ill-equipped police force, who will stall and make sure the coast is clear before storming the crime scene.

My advise: Wake up and fight those milking your nation dry, your leaders care nothing for you.
Secondly, buy a firearm and stay strapped always.
Peter and the disciples of Jesus were always strapped, Peter attacked a soldier immediately they tried to arrest Jesus, he was strapped. Stay strapped.

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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by samuelchimmy(m): 12:56pm On Apr 06, 2018
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


This is crap.
Technically, all bank robberies in Nigeria are similar.

It's the same modus operandi.
Destabilize the police,
Attack the banks,
Shoot sporadically throughout the period,
Cart away the money and flee.

What is creative, can you steal from Ya mama's pot of soup without getting caught!
Hours later, police arrives the scene and mass arrest of innocent people begin.

Nigeria has never witnessed a creative bank heist... Like in the movies , "The Italian Job"., "Fast and Furious", or "Now you see me."
Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by Meritocracy: 12:56pm On Apr 06, 2018
This will continue to happen because the money they suppose to use for intelligent to overturn calamity was discovered in Ikoyi and not has been done to punish the looters but useless leaders will be the one to first condole the deceased family.
Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by constance500: 12:56pm On Apr 06, 2018
slimchimex:
Ends shall never wonder
Never shall wonder ends grin
Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by constance500: 12:57pm On Apr 06, 2018
victorazyvictor:


And Fast and Furious 5
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


This is crap.
Technically, all bank robberies in Nigeria are similar.

It's the same modus operandi.
Destabilize the police,
Attack the banks,
Shoot sporadically throughout the period,
Cart away the money and flee.

Hours later, police arrives the scene and mass arrest of innocent people begin.

Nigeria has never witnessed a creative bank heist... Like in the movies; "The Italian Job", "Fast and Furious", or "Now you see me."

And 44 minute

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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by dfrost: 12:59pm On Apr 06, 2018
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


This is crap.
Technically, all bank robberies in Nigeria are similar.

It's the same modus operandi.
Destabilize the police,
Attack the banks,
Shoot sporadically throughout the period,
Cart away the money and flee.

Hours later, police arrives the scene and mass arrest of innocent people begin.

Nigeria has never witnessed a creative bank heist... Like in the movies; "The Italian Job", "Fast and Furious", or "Now you see me."

That Italian is one hell of a movie. No single life lost. cheesy grin

Mark Wahlberg at his best with Donald Sutherland. Classic.

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Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by dfrost: 12:59pm On Apr 06, 2018
constance500:



And 44 minute

Please don't add 44 minutes. angry
Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by oyoyoyo: 1:01pm On Apr 06, 2018
God help us
Re: The Shocking Similarities Of The Bank Robberies In Offa And Iwo by iykecicero: 1:02pm On Apr 06, 2018
Investigate the Emir of Iwo very well. He must have one or two explanations to make.

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