- Armed robbers invaded an old generation bank in Ekiti
- Two persons are reportedly killed by the robbers
- The robbers also allegedly carted away an undisclosed amount of money
Two persons are feared dead in a robbery attack on an old generation bank in Ilawe Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti Southwest local government area of Ekiti state.
In the operation that lasted for over one hour, it was learnt that armed robbers killed a policeman and a bank worker, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that another bank worker was also reportedly shot by the robbers.
The yet to be identified policeman, according to sources, was an orderly attached to one of the council bosses in the state.
A source in the town allegedly said that the armed bandits invaded the bank beside Alawe’s palace and broke the security door with the aid of a dynamite before entering the banking hall.
The eyewitness disclosed that the dynamite also blew up a blue colour Toyota Camry parked in the vicinity of the bank.
The robbers reportedly stole an unspecified amount of money.
Confirming the incident in a telephone chat, the Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Alabi, expressed shock at the incident.
He said: “It was a terrible experience, my palace is very close to the bank. It was terrifying, it was like a war front. They kept detonating grenades during the attack.
“I was in the palace during the robbery, the attack happened less than an hour after a bullion van delivered cash to the bank.
“We have been in touch with the governor and the state police command.”
NAIJ.com previously reported that a mobile police officer was, on Thursday, April 19, killed during a bank robbery at First Bank in Ifaki-Ekiti, Ekiti state.
The robbers reportedly carted away an undisclosed amount of money before the arrival of security operatives.
The incident which was made known in the pictures that surfaced online showed some residents gathered at the bank premises.
The corpse of the slain mobile police officer was said to have been evacuated to an undisclosed mortuary in the area.
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