The Nigerian police have distributed pictures and declared of some of the suspects of the deadly armed robbery in Offa, which occurred in Kwara State, last month wanted.
At least 17 residents of Offa, including nine police officers, were killed when the armed robbers stormed Offa in the afternoon of April 5. They also raided five banks and carted away substantial amount of money. Several suspects had already been arrested in connection with the incident.
The police asked for public help to apprehend the gangsters still at large and said they have also been placed on INTERPOL Watch list and Red Alert.
Jimoh Moshood, the police spokesperson, on Friday afternoon said the suspects had been placed on Interpol watch list and a N5 million reward would be paid out to any citizen with tip-off strong enough to nab the suspects.
The Kwara State Government has also promised a N5 million bounty for information about the suspects, and they listed the hotlines to be contacted as 08062080913, 08126285268, 08032365122, 07056792065, 08088450152.
Speaking on the recent development, the Assistant Commissioner of police, Moshood Jimoh, all the suspects are cooperating with the Police in the investigation into the incident. Currently, some of the other gang leaders and principal suspects at large are being identified and their pictures obtained for further investigation”, Assistant Commissioner of police,
The police following the arrest of 20 principal suspects earlier and the recovery of two Beretta Pistols, bullets, phones and SIM cards of some of the victims, Moshood Jimoh said”.
Other sister security and safety agencies are equally implored to arrest them and hand over to the nearest Police Station or Formation across the country or avail the Police with any information they may have or come across about these suspects, He added”.