The bank robbery attack which happened in Ijero-Ekiti, Ijero Local Government Area, left no less than four people killed according to reports.
A source who spoke with News Agency of Nigeria, revealed that the robbers invaded the town at about 6 p.m. after workers had closed.
Further report into the incident made it known that they first drove to the Police station in the town where they killed two policemen on duty, before heading to a first generation bank in an ambulance containing a casket loaded with guns.
Other people that lost their lives during the attack were a security guard at the bank who was reported shot around the ATM stand and an aged man who was passing by at the time of the attack.
The robbers were said to have entered Ijero-Ekiti through Aramoko-Ekiti road. On their arrival they were said to have released gunshots into the air which sent residents scampering for safety.
The bandits reportedly blew the bank’s security door with dynamite to gain access into the banking hall and made away with unspecified amount of money in the raid, which lasted for about an hour.
The heavy shooting by the robbers paralysed transportation, economic and social activities in the town.
The PPRO in the state, DSP Caleb Ikechuchwu, while confirming the incident, said that he had visited the town to gather information, adding that the robbers arrived the town at about 5.30 p.m.
“There were, indeed, casualties. The robbers arrived the town a few minutes after 5.30 p.m. They succeeded by using dynamite to gain access into the banking hall.
“There was, however, no casualty on the side of the bank, but there was one or two on the side of Police,” he said.