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Policeman, bank staff killed in robbery attack in Ekiti

Two people-a policeman and a bank worker-have lost their lives in a robbery attack at an old generation bank in Ilawe-Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti Southwest…

Two people-a policeman and a bank worker-have lost their lives in a robbery attack at an old generation bank in Ilawe-Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

 

It was also gathered that another bank worker was also reportedly shot in the arm by the gunmen during the attack on Tuesday.

 

An eyewitness told journalists that the rubbers reportedly blasted the bank’s security door with dynamite before gaining entrance adding that the dynamite also blew up a blue colour Toyota Camry car parked within the vicinity of the bank located close to the palace of the monarch of the town, before carting away unspecified amount of money.

 

The Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Alabi, confirmed the incident on the telephone expressing shock at the incident.

 

The monarch, who described the incident as "terrible" lamented that the robbers turned his domain to a warfront by firing dynamite and grenade which caused panic and paralyzed business, traffic and other social activities.

 

The monarch said: “It was a terrible experience, my palace is very close to the bank. It was terrifying, it was like a warfront. They kept grenades during the attack.

 

“I was in the palace during the robbery, the attack happened less than a hour after a bullion van delivered cash to the bank.

 

“We have been in touch with the governor and the state police command.”

 

Our correspondent could not get police confirmation on the incident.

 

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