Bank robbery: Osun deploys armoured vehicle to community

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According to reports, the Osun State Government on Saturday deployed an Armoured Personnel Carrier to Ibokun community in the state for bank to reopen for commercial activities.


WEMA Bank, the only commercial bank in the town, was shut for business activities in December 2015 due to a robbery attack.

A gang of armed robbers had on December 15, 2015 attacked the bank.

During the attack, two people were killed, many injured and a large sum of money carted away.

One of the conditions listed by the bank’s management to resume operation was the provision of an armoured vehicle by the government to guarantee the security of its business.

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The deployment of the vehicle, which was facilitated and renovated by Bosun Oyintiloye, a lawmaker representing the community in the State House of Assembly, was received with joy by the residents.

Oyintiloye, while handling over the vehicle to the Divisional Police Officer in the town, Durodola Taofeeq, said he took the decision to assure the people and business operators in the community of their safety.

He said the reopening of the bank in the town would revive its commercial and economic activities.

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Oyintiloye thanked Governor Rauf Aregbesola for providing an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state.

He called on the management of the bank to resume business activities, adding that the environment was now secure for them to operate.

The traditional ruler of the town, the Oba’bokun of Ibokunland, Oba Festus Awogboro, commended the efforts of the state government and the lawmaker towards ensuring security of lives and property.

Oba Awogboro said the residents of Ibokun and its environ had been experiencing hardship in banking transactions since the armed robbery attack.

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Adeyemo Ramat, the Iyaloja of lbokun, said the reopening of the bank would boost

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