Armed robbers who carried out their operation on a bank in Ekiti at about 5:30 pm on Monday has left four persons dead, two policemen, a bank guard, and an aged man.
Concise gathered that the robbers launched an attack on the town’s police station where they killed the two cops before heading to the bank for the robbery operation.
The robbers were said to have entered Ijero through Aramoko Road in an ambulance with a casket laced with weapons.
According to reports, an eyewitness said that the robbers announced their arrival with gunshots which made residents run for their lives.
The bandits reportedly blew the bank’s security door with dynamite to gain access into the banking hall.
They were said to have made away with an unspecified amount of money during the raid which was said to have lasted for about an hour.
The raid of the bank in Ijero was coming barely three months after a similar incident at a first generation bank in Igede Ekiti, in which a policeman was killed.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti State, Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu, who said he was still at the branch of the bank “to gather reliable information on the armed robbery incident,”
Ikechukwu said: “There was casualty. They succeeded by using dynamite to gain access into the banking hall and the robbery took place around 5:30pm on Monday.”
He, however, said “There was no casualty on the side of the bank while there were one or two on the side of the police.”