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Gunmen Invade Ibadan Community With POS Machine

Some armed robbers have reportedly invaded a community in Ibadan, Oyo state, equipped with a POS machine to rob their victims.

Some of the victims told revealed that the hoodlums invaded their residence on Sunday about 11pm, going from house to house and from flat to flat.

Six persons were injured, they said, while phones, laptops and huge amounts of cash were carted away by the assailants, after operating for about three hours.

The residents said the robbers attacked the estate two weeks earlier before returning with POS machines.

The hoodlums took away cash and also forced their victims to provide their Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards and Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) with which they withdrew cash.

Where the withdrawal failed, the rogues went away with the ATM cards.

It was gathered that the robbers gained entry into the estate through the recently dredged canal linking Barika, Agbowo, and Orogun.

According to the residents, the robbers were armed with machete, guns and other dangerous weapons, divided themselves into groups, going from one flat to another.

It was gathered that, no fewer than twenty families were robbed, some suffering machete cuts.

A victim who pleaded anonymity said, “At House 31, where at least 12 flats were robbed, the robbers forced residents to use the POS which they brought but when network failed the transfer, they obtained the PIN and went away with the ATM cards.”

Police eventually came amid sirens and gunshots, forcing the robbers to flee.

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