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