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Nigeria police reveal faces of wanted bank robbery masterminds

Nigeria police reveal faces of wanted bank robbery masterminds

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The Nigerian police force have released close circuit television (CCTV) footage of robbers who attacked a bank in the town of Offa in central Kwara State in early April.

The police in a tweet on Saturday (May 5) declared wanted wanted four of the gangsters who participated in the bloody bank robbery. The police described them as “gang leaders and principal suspects” of the incident..

Photos of the gang leaders in action was accompanied by text: “DECLARED WANTED BY THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE FOR BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OFFA BANKS ROBBEREY.”

A local portal, the Cable Nigeria said, “the images provided were the clearest since the incident took place exactly a month ago.” The Kwara state government has also promised a N5 million bounty for information about the suspects. Police also gave hot lines to be contacted in case of information.

In mid-April, police reported the arrest of nine people over the robbery. Some 15 people were killed when the armed gang attacked two banks and a police station in central Nigeria.

The gang struck in broad daylight in a busy commercial district in Offa, Kwara state, on April 6, opening fire indiscriminately as they made off with the looted cash.

Federal police spokesman Jimoh Moshood at the time said, the arrests were made during “massive raids” in Offa and the southwest, which saw a shoot-out between officers and suspects.

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