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Bank robbers kill policeman, FRSC’s Special Marshall in Ekiti State



Bank robbers kill policeman, FRSC’s Special Marshall in Ekiti State

A policeman and a special marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps were killed by armed robbers in Aramoko-Ekiti on Monday when they raided an old-generation bank.

A source who requested anonymity told the Nigerian News Agency that armed robbers broke into the bank via Igede-Ado-Ekiti Road after the job had closed.

According to the source, the armed robbers blew up the main door of the bank’s lobby with explosives believed to be dynamite to gain access.

He added that the armed robbers had previously opened fire on a police officer on duty before blowing up the front door.

“The Special Marshal who was in his private vehicle also had no luck as he ran into the robbers mounted on the barricade to prevent access to the area. They shot and killed him as he approached.

“The effect of the dynamite threw the town into chaos because houses and shops in the area were affected,” said the source.

they deduced that the armed robbers escaped via the newly constructed Erijiyan-Ikogosi highway with their loot after the operation that lasted about 30 minutes.

ASP Sunday Abutu, a police spokesman in Ekiti state, confirmed that two people were killed in the attack.

“It was an attempted robbery, but they were repelled. Our men and officers from the Rapid Response Brigade pursued them and recovered two vehicles that they used for the operation.

“The cop who was killed was outside the bank, while the FRSC Special Marshal was also shot at a distance from the bank.

“The police have taken action and we will make sure we get to the root of this matter,” he said.

Source: NAN

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