Three persons have been killed following an armed robbery attacked on two banks in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti on Wednesday.
It was gathered that the robbers were said to have attacked Access Bank and Wema Bank branches in the town.
It was learnt that the robbers reportedly used dynamites to blow up the security doors leading inside the banking halls to gain entry.
ADULAWO NEWS reports that details of the robbery are still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
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However, the robbers were said to have carted away an unspecified amount of money after operating for about 45 minutes.
A witness said the robbers attacked the Amotekun post in the town before heading to the banks.
He said a farmer was among those who were shot dead by the robbers.
“They first went to Amotekun post and attacked them, before heading to the bank,” the witness told TheCable.
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“A farmer who lived nearby had just returned from his farm and was riding towards his house when the robbers shot him, thinking he was coming to attack them.”
According to the witness, as of this evening, the police have cordoned off the banking areas because they believe some yet to explode dynamites dropped by the robbers are still at the banks’ premises.
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Viral videos on social media showed the robbers shooting into the air while driving away.
As at the time of filing this report the state police spokesperson, Sunday Abutu, is yet confirm the incident as the calls were unanswered.