Home General News 4 Killed as Robbers Invade Bank in Ekiti

4 Killed as Robbers Invade Bank in Ekiti

 

Two policemen, a bank security guard and an aged man were, on Monday, killed and several others gravely wounded when armed robbers attacked a bank in Ijero-Ekiti in Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

It was learnt that the robbers attacked the community following Aramoko Road in an ambulance with a coffin filled with weapons and escaped through the same path after attacking a Police station in the community, where they killed two policemen.

They reportedly moved to the bank, where the chief security guard was shot at the Automated Teller Machine, (ATM), gallery of the bank.

An eyewitness revealed that the armed robbers announced their arrival with shootings, which sent residents scurrying for safety.

The thieves reportedly blew the bank’s security door open with dynamite to gain entry into the banking hall.

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

The shooting spree by the robbers paralysed transportation, economic and social activities in the scene.

Police statement

Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti State, Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu, who said he was still at the bank branch “to gather reliable information on the armed robbery incident,” said the attack occurred at about 5:30p.m.

In his statement, “there were casualties. They succeeded by using dynamite to gain access into the banking hall and the robbery took place around 5:30p.m. on Monday(yesterday).

“There was no casualty on the side of the bank, while there were one or two on the side of the police.”

Anna Thomson
Anna Thomsonhttps://360aproko.com/
Hello World! I'm a content writer, blogger, graphic designer and I love beautiful things. "Life is a journey, sometimes you smell the roses"

Must Read

“I stand with you babana and we will always stand for truth” – Senator Elisha Abbo’s wife reacts, says her husband is innocent

Emily Eric, wife of Nigeria’s youngest senator, Elisha Abbo, who was caught on camera assaulting a woman at a sex toy shop in Abuja,...

Bayero University Law undergraduate says she stabbed her hubby in self defense

Hanan, the Law undergraduate of the Bayero University Kano, who has been accused of stabbing her husband, Saeed Hussein, at their home in Kano...

Lady weeps after she was thrown out of a moving car by kidnappers in Rivers state

A Lady escaped being abducted in Port Harcourt, Rivers state today June 22nd.   Broadcaster Chioma Ezenwafor who shared the story online, stated that there was...

Intersex athlete, Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as ‘human guinea pig’ amid hormone testing controversy

South African Olympic champion and intersex athlete, Caster Semenya has accused world athletics' governing body the IAAF of using her as 'a human guinea...

President Buhari commends Nigerians for living peacefully abroad

President Buhari today in Abuja commended Nigerians residing in foreign countries for living peacefully with their host communities.   Giving the commendation when a delegation of...