Three policemen and two others people were said to have been killed in the robbery attack yesterday at Ile-oluji, the headquarter of Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
It was gathered that the armed robbers invaded the banks at about 4:00p.m. shooting sporadically, with some of the stray bullets killing the victims.
Eyewitnesses revealed that the robbers forced their ways into the bank hall, using dynamite to break the security doors. They added that an undisclosed amount of money was carted away by the bandits. A group of local hunters had trailed them to arrest them after the incident.
A trader, Mrs. Remilekun Araola, revealed that the robbers gained entry into the bank through the use of dynamites. According to her, two policemen whose identities are yet known were part of those killed by the robbers. We have called the police to immediately report the robbery incident because it is like a war zone. They killed two policemen and two other traders who were close to the banks premises,” she said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, said he had not been briefed of the incident, but added that policemen had been deployed to the scene of the attack.
According to Joseph in a telephone chat said, “Our men are on the trail of the hoodlums. We would get them. They used dynamites to break into the banks. We are in touch with the banks’ management to ascertain how much was carted away.
“I am aware there are casualties but I cannot state the figures now because we are yet to confirm the number of casualties. The robbers have no hiding place because we will get them. Our men have been deployed to the scene to handle the situation and restore peace and order to the town.”
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