By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
Armed bandits reportedly attacked a first generation bank on Thursday in Ifaki-Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government area of Ekiti State killing one Mobile Police (MOPOL) on duty at the bank premises while another one on duty who was shot has been rushed to the hospital.
An eyewitness revealed that the attack happened some minutes after 4.00 pm after the bank had closed for the business of the day.
The robbers whose number could not be ascertained at press time did
not gain entry into the bank but they shattered the glass frontage of
the bank with their bullets.
The bandits also destroyed the bank’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM) gallery.
Social and economic activities were paralysed for about 30 minutes the
robbery lasted as frightened residents fled in different directions.
Vehicles disappeared from all major roads in the town as many of them
turned back on learning about the robbery.
The eyewitness said: “It was a terrible experience for us in Ifaki
today, the neighbor where the bank is located became a war zone with
endless gun shots fired by the robbers.
“Although they didn’t succeed in entering the bank, they killed one
MOPOL (Mobile Policeman) and his colleague who was also shot was taken to the hospital.
“They shattered the glasses used to decorate the front of the bank and
they destroyed the ATM Point. Although the robbers had left but there is still panic in the town.”
When called on phone for reaction, the Commissioner of Police, Mr.
Abdullahi Chafe, who confirmed the incident refused to give further
Chafe said: “I cannot give you details on the incident now because we are in a meeting. We will give full details in due course.”