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Armed Robbers Storms Another Bank in Ekiti state

by Nwani Chisom
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Ondo State Police

Armed robbers yesterday, launched an attack on a second generation bank in Iyin-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti state and made away with unspecified millions of naira.

Oyogist gathered that the armed robbers arrived the town around 3 pm, and started shooting sporadically into the air to scare residents and bankers also.

An eye witness of the incident, said the robbers, numbering about six, gained access into the bank by destroying the security door of the bank with dynamite.

He added that no one was killed or sustained any form of injury in the robbery incident.

According to him, “In fact, the police disappointed us. They disappointed the people of Iyin today. The robbers robbed for over 40 minutes without any challenge.“They came in two vehicles, shot into the air and scared the people around away. In fact, those in the nearby market left their commodities and ran for their lives.

“The police station along Igede Ekiti was not up to 500 metres while the police patrol point along Ado Ekiti should be a kilometre away, but none of them responded for over 40 minutes the robbers operated.

“But we thank God nobody was killed, but the agony of the gunshots was too much on the locals.”Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, said the police, upon receiving the information, immediately visited the affected bank.

The PPRO said,

“We got a distress call from Iyin Ekiti about the robbery and we immediately dispatched our men and officers to the place.“I want to confirm to you that the robbers are being chased as I speak with you and the determination is to effect their arrest.

“We are assuring the people that the hoodlums shall be arrested and brought to justice. Ekiti is not a safe haven for robbers and that we shall continue to sustain.”The police had on Thursday raised the alarm that some gunmen were planning to invade the state and wreak havoc on the people”.

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