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BREAKING; Armed robbers in 40 mins operation attack bank, cart away large sum of money

An armed robbery gang consisting of 6 members, with the help of explosives, have bombarded a branch of WEMA bank in Iyin-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti.

The robbers who arrived at the bank around 3.30 pm, placed the explosive device suspected to be dynamite near the security doors and blasted it wide open.

According to sources, the operation lasted about 40 minutes, with the robbers carting away with millions of naira.

An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, told newsmen that the robbers had shot sporadically into the air to scare residents and traders at the nearby market before gaining entry into the banking hall.

Upon hearing the gunshots, several people including motorist ran away in different directions for safety against stray bullets.

A resident, Iyabo Rose, said, “In fact, the police disappointed us. They disappointed the people of Iyin today. The robbers robbed for over 40 minutes without any challenge.”

“They came in two vehicles, shot into the air and scared the people around away. In fact, those in the nearby market left their commodities and ran for their lives.”

“The police station along Igede Ekiti was not up to 500 metres while the police patrol point along Ado Ekiti should be a kilometre away, but none of them responded for over 40 minutes the robbers operated.”

“But we thank God nobody was killed, but the agony of the gunshots was too much on the locals”.

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, said the police upon receiving the information immediately visited the troubled spot.

“We got a distress call from Iyin Ekiti about the robbery and we immediately dispatched our men and officers to the place.”

“I want to confirm to you that the robbers are being chased as I speak with you and the determination is to effect their arrest.”

“We are assuring the people that the hoodlums shall be arrested and brought to justice. Ekiti is not a safe haven for robbers and that we shall continue to sustain”.

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