Crime Alert

September 26, 2019

Millions looted as robbers hit Ekiti Bank with explosive material

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By Rotimi Ojomoyela, Ado-Ekiti

Armed robbers struck at a bank in Ise Ekiti yesterday afternoon, carting away millions of naira.


The robbers, who came with two vehicles around 2 pm, were said to have entered the town through Ikere road and operated for 25 minutes.

They were said to have shot sporadically into the air to create awareness of their arrival and to scare those within the vicinity of the bank.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said the robbers attacked the bank with dynamite and gained entry into the banking hall.

“I can confirm to you that a bank was robbed at Ise Ekiti this afternoon. “The robbers broke the security door with Explosive Material, precisely dynamite. “Our men are on their trail and we shall ensure that none of them escape.

“Members of the public should go about their normal duties and be rest assured that we are ready to protect their lives and property at all times”, the police spokesmen stated.

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