Armed Robbers Storm Bank, Cart-Away Undisclosed Amount of Cash in Ekiti

Some suspected armed robbers today raided a new generation bank at Iyin Ekiti.

Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday Abutu told Radio Nigeria in Ado Ekiti that officers of the command engaged the suspected armed robbers numbering about ten in a gun battle.

Mr Abutu explained that the suspects who could not withstand firepower of the police left their vehicles and ran into bush.

He stated that officers were still combing the bush to arrest the criminals saying that he could not confirm the total amount of money carted away by the robbers.

Mr Abutu however said there was no casualty during the robbery incident.

Meanwhile, some residents of Iyin Ekiti told radio Nigeria that the suspected robbers shot to the air to scare them away during the robbery.

They also said the armed robbers used dynamites to destroy the doors of the bank before making away with an undisclosed amount of money.

The residents also expressed displeasure that it took the police almost one hour from Ado Ekiti to neighbouring Iyin Ekiti which allowed the daredevil armed robbers escape.

Olaniyi Alade

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