On 5th of April 2018, at about 4:50pm, distress call was received at the Police Headquarters ilorin to the effect that Offa Police Station and Banks located within the business district of the town was under serious armed attack by men of the underworld.
Reinforcement by men of Police Mobile Force, F- Sars, Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) Anti-Terrorism Unit and Anti- Cultist Unit of the command were dispatched to Offa to deal with the situation.
However, at the end of the operation, the following was recorded,
1. Seventeen (17) persons comprising nine (9) policemen/women. Eight (8) civilians, all killed within the police station and the street/banks.
2. Five Banks and one finance houses were attacked, Union, Eco, Gtb, First, Zenith banks and one Ibolo micro finance banks.
3. Numbers of injured victims yet to be ascertained as they are receiving treatmentsin different hospitals.
4. Suffice to conclude that,as calous and as unfortunate as the attack was,the casualty figure in the incident was seventeen(17) and not thirty (30) as erroneously reported by some media platforms.
5. Some rifles were carted away by the robbers.
In conclusion, the Inspector General of Police has ordered a full investigation and has directed his Intelligence Response Team and others to assist in getting the hoodlums arrested, while the Governor of Kwara state has promised a reward of 5million naira for anybody with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects.