Armed robbers on Tuesday attacked Union Bank branch in Ilawe-Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
This robbery attack comes barely one month after another bank was attacked in Ifaki-Ekiti in which a police inspector was reportedly killed.
This is coming 21 days after at least 30 armed robbers attacked six commercial banks in Offa, Kwara state, killing at least 17 people
Source reports that the operation reportedly lasted over one hour, it was learnt that the robbers killed a policeman and a bank worker.
Another bank worker was also reportedly shot by the bandits in the arm.
An eyewitness said, the armed robbers invaded the bank beside Alawe’s palace and broke the security door with dynamite before entering the banking hall.
The eyewitness disclosed that the dynamite also blew up a blue colour Toyota Camry car parked within the vicinity of the bank.
the Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Alabi, expressed shock at the incident.
He said, “It was a terrible experience, my palace is very close to the bank. It was terrifying, it was like a warfront. 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.
The armed bandits succeeded in making away with an unspecified amount of money.