Many Feared Dead as Robbers Attack Bank in Ondo

A gang of armed robbers on Monday attacked a branch of a commercial bank at Ido Ani town, in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.

It was gathered that an unspecified amount of money was allegedly stolen by the bandits, who were said to have broken the door of the bank with a substance suspected to be dynamites.

It was also learnt that social and business activities in the town were paralysed for several hours as human and vehicular movements stopped while the robbery was going on. Residents of the town were said to run helter-skelter for safety to avoid stray bullets.

According to a source in the town, many people were feared killed while some sustained injuries as the robbers were said to be shooting indiscriminately during the duration of the robbery.

The source said, having got the information about the robbery, the combined team of policemen and soldiers stormed the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel. He added that some of the robbers went away with gunshot injuries.

The source said, “The attack has claimed the lives of some bankers and customers at the ATM point, while some were injured. The injured persons have been taken to the hospital.”

Another source said, “Two bankers have been confirmed dead already. Others injured were rushed to the hospital just now. Four people using the ATM have been confirmed dead too.”

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command,  Mr. Femi Joseph,  confirmed the incident but said he could not give the details as of the time of the conversation with him.

“I can confirm it but I can’t give the details now but the commissioner of police is already on the way to the scene,” Joseph stated.


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