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Osun: Incessant armed robbery attacks causing residents fear, sorrow – Urban Alert warns

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City Alert, a non-profit organisation has expressed considerations over the incessant armed theft assaults on business banks in Osun State, which has continued to make life tough for residents.

The organisation additionally revealed that the assaults have disrupted business actions and the financial buildings of many cities and villages, leaving residents in a state of sorrow and worry.

These considerations have been expressed in a press launch signed by Rashidat Agboola, the Communication Officer of City Alert on Saturday.

City Alert famous that it was disheartening that Osun Central Senatorial District on account of the armed theft menace has solely three cities the place residents can entry banks.

“This implies over a million residents of this senatorial district will go away their cities and villages to journey a number of kilometres to entry business banks which can be solely operational in Oyan, Erin-Osun and Osogbo.

“With ten native authorities areas making the senatorial district, Osun Central is a necessary a part of the state as a consequence of its administrative and financial roles.

“Moreover, it has been recorded that even the Level Of Gross sales (POS) operators and residents with companies should not ignored in these assaults as they’ve been attacked with mild arms and ammunition. Additionally, the rise within the price of automobile burgling and dismantling in Osun State is changing into unprecedented.”

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Whereas calling on the federal and state governments to make the lives and companies of residents their primary precedence, they suggested that enough tools be offered and native governments empowered to take cost of native safety to higher safe lives and properties on the grassroots.

City Alert additionally inspired most of the people to be security-conscious and in addition present info to safety companies that will forestall a continuation of felony actions within the state.

DAILY POST studies that current armed theft assaults in business banks have rattled the prevailing peace in some communities within the state.

In 2019, some banks in Ola Orangun, Inisa, Ifon and Ikirun have been closed down as a consequence of armed theft assaults.

On fifth March and twelfth August 2021, banks in Okuku and Iree have been attacked resulting in the lack of seven lives.

The latest armed theft assault on Wema Financial institution, Iragbiji on twenty eighth September 2021 had led to the lack of two Police inspectors.

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