The Operations Commander, Vigilance Group of Nigeria, Offa, Kwara State chapter, Wasiu Adepoju, has claimed vigilantes in the state recorded about 50 dead bodies after the armed robbery attack that happened on Thursday.
He also said that five banks were robbed by the fearless robbery gang.
The Commissioner of police in the state, Lawan Ado, had said 17 people, comprising nine police officers and eight civilians, were killed.
Adepoju told Punch that the robbers took the local security personnel by unawares.
He said, “After the robbery, we counted about 50 dead policemen and civilians.
“They shattered the bodies with bullets. They targeted mainly the heads of their victims.”
“This is new to us. Bandits came to Offa some years ago.
“After that, all security operatives, including vigilantes, started to monitor the town from morning till night.
“They came twice at a time but it was not possible for them to operate.”