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Tragedy: Two dead, Police Vehicle Set Ablaze In Ekiti Bank Robbery

There was pandemonium in Oye-Ekiti in Oye Local government Area of Ekiti State on Thursday as armed robbers stormed a branch of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) in the town and left two persons dead.

The robbers, in the daylight operation, carted away money from the bank’s vault and stole from the customers.

Newsflash247 gathered that a five-year old girl coming back from school was shot dead.

She was shot in the head while coming back from school.

A yet-to-be-identified policeman attached to the bank was also shot dead while an undisclosed amount of money was carted away after armed robbers invaded a bank in Oye-Ekiti and robbed for close to 30 minutes.

The incident happened at about 3:00p.m when the robbers, who came with two vehicles, entered the town through Ikole road, shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away from the vicinity of the bank.

Sources said the robbers forced their way into the banking hall with dynamite and carted away huge amount of money stacked in five ‘Ghana must go’ bags. Some staff of the bank and customers who came for transaction were said to have been injured during the attack.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said: “I can confirm to you that a bank was robbed at Oye Ekiti. A policeman attached to the bank and pupil were killed. 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.”


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Victor Akande

Victor Akande, a blogger by profession for the past 7 years. He studied Mathematics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Contact: +2348053316946 Twitter: @Newsflash2471

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