Some notorious armed robbers who attacked a bank in Ekiti state has killed a police officer.
Police officer killed during bank robbery (Photo: TheNation)
A police officer has been confirmed dead and many persons wounded in a bank robbery in Ise-Ekiti, the headquarters of Ise/Orun Local Government Area of the state, according to TheNation.
It was gathered that the deceased is a security official with a branch of Wema Bank located at the heart of the ancient town.
The armed robbery operation, according to sources, said the daredevil robbers who stormed the bank around 2pm on Thursday with two vehicles were said to have entered the town through Ikere Road.
The multiple sources said the robbers forced their way into the banking hall with dynamite and carted away huge amounts of money stacked in it five ‘Ghana must go’ bags.
The sources said the heavily armed robbers were said to have shot into the air to scare those within the vicinity of the bank.
Several staff of the bank and customers who came for transaction were said to have been attacked and injured.
The Police Public Relations officer, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, who confirmed the incident, said the robbers attacked the bank with dynamite and gained entry into the banking hall.
“I can confirm to you that a bank was robbed at Ise Ekiti this afternoon. And a policeman killed.
“The robbers broke the security door with Explosive Material, precisely dynamite.
“Our men are on their trail and we shall ensure that none of them escape.
“Members of the public should go about their normal duties and be rest assured that we are ready to protect their lives and property at all times,” the police spokesmen said.