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Four shot dead as armed robbers raid bank in Offa, Kwara

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Crime News: Four persons have been reportedly killed and several others injured after suspected robbers attacked a popular commercial bank in Offa, Kwara State.

A resident of the area, who gave her name as Bosun, told DAILY POST that no security personnel confronted the robbers throughout the operation.

The robbers, she said, shot sporadically forcing residents and businesses to close shop in the Sanni Aba area of the town.

“Those of us close to the banks were indoors, while some were taking cover elsewhere. Heavy gunshots were heard and dynamites were being used.

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“The operation lasted for more than one hour. When we went out after the operation, four persons were already killed,” the source told our reporter on Thursday.

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Breaking News: National Assembly cancels presiding officers’ meeting

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Breaking News: National Assembly cancels presiding officers’ meeting

The meeting of the leadership of the National Assembly scheduled for Tuesday afternoon has been put off.

This was disclosed by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives,Yusuf Lasun, while briefing newsmen at the entrance of the National Assembly complex in Abuja.

According to him, the meeting was called off following the blockade mounted at the entrance of the complex by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

“A meeting cannot be held under this kind of atmosphere.

“It is unfortunate that this is happening; because when the parliament is under siege, democracy is under siege,” Lasun stated.

We reported that DSS operatives on Tuesday morning blocked the entrance to the National Assembly.

More to follow…

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Breaking News: Senator Ben Bruce confirms Melaye has been kidnapped

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Following the attack on Senator Dino Melaye by unknown gunmen in the Gwagwalada area of Abuja Thursday morning, it has been confirmed that the Senator has been abducted.

Melaye’s abduction was disclosed by Senator representing Bayelsa East in the National Assembly, Ben Bruce, via his Twitter handle.

In a tweet, Bruce disclosed that Melaye’s brother, Moses informed him of the lawmaker’s abduction.

“I have just been informed by Moses Melaye, @dino_melaye’s brother, that Dino has been abducted by unknown persons in a Toyota Sienna that blocked their car and overpowered them on their way to Kogi to answer to Dino’s court case. Lets be on the watch out. Will keep you updated,” he tweeted.

Melaye was reported to have been attacked by armed men in Gwagwalada area of Abuja.

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