A robbery attack on an old generation bank in Ilawe Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area of Ekiti State, have left two persons dead.
Reports have it that the armed robbers killed a policeman and a bank worker, and another bank staff was shot, in an operation that lasted up to one hour.
The yet to be identified policeman, according to sources, was an orderly attached to one of the council bosses in the state.
An eye witness told journalists that the armed robbers invaded the bank beside Alawe’s palace and broke the security door with the aid of a dynamite before entering the banking hall.
The robbers who reportedly stole an unconfirmed among from the bank, got a blue colour Toyota Camry parked in the vicinity of the bank blown off.
Confirming the incident in a telephone chat, the Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Alabi, expressed shock at the incident.
“It was a terrible experience, my palace is very close to the bank. It was terrifying, it was like a war front. They kept detonating grenades during the attack.
“I was in the palace during the robbery, the attack happened less than an hour after a bullion van delivered cash to the bank.
“We have been in touch with the governor and the state police command.” he said.
An effort to get the police reaction to the bank robbery was not successful as of the time of filing this report.