Three killed in Ekiti bank robbery

It was a bloody Monday in Ijero-Ekiti, headquarters of Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State where a gang of armed robbers attacked a new generation bank.

The robbers killed two policemen and a bank worker during the attack which took place at about 4.30 pm few minutes after the bank had officially closed for work.

Apart from those killed in the attack, other bank workers and some customers at Automated Teller Machine (ATM) gallery sustained injuries.

An eyewitness disclosed that the robbers announced their arrival with gun shots which frightened residents scampering for safety.

The bandits reportedly blew the bank’s security door with dynamite to gain access into the baking hall.

They were said to have made away with unspecified amount of money during the raid which was said to have lasted for about an hour.

The heavy shooting by the robbers paralysed transportation, economic and social activities.

Situation in the community was said to be calm at the time of this report as residents gathered in groups discussing the bank raid.

The bank raid in Ijero was coming barely three months after a similar incident at a first generation bank in Igede Ekiti in which a police man was killed.

Efforts to speak with the Police spokesman, Caleb Ikechukwu was not successful as his mobile phone was switched off as at the time of filling this report.

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