Three persons, a bank worker and two policemen were said to have been killed when armed robbers invaded a branch of a new generation bank in Ijero, headquarters of Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Monday evening.
According to reports, the robbers gained entry into the bank by deploying dynamite to destroy the security door and shot indiscriminately, thereby leading to the deaths.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti State, Mr Caleb Ikechukwu, who said he was still at the branch of the bank “to gather reliable information on the armed robbery incident,” said the attack occurred at about 5:30 pm.
Ikechukwu said: “There was a casualty. They succeeded by using dynamite to gain access into the banking hall and the robbery took place around 5:30 pm on Monday.”
He, however, said, “There was no casualty on the side of the bank while there were one or two on the side of the police officers.”