Robbers Attack Bank, Kill Police Officer In Ekiti


Armed robbers on Thursday attacked a commercial bank in Ifaki Ekiti in Ido Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti state.

A police officer was killed during the robbery attack.

The State Police Commissioner, Abdullahi Chafe confirmed the attack to Channels Television.

He said efforts are on to track the perpetrators.

The Ekiti robbery attack comes barely two weeks after five commercial banks were robbed in Offa Kwara state when about 30 robbers hit the town destroyed properties and carted away millions of naira.

According to the police, about 30 people were killed in the attack while some suspects were later arrested.

‘Bloody Offa Attack’

Residents of Offa town while narrating their experience described the Thursday, April 5 attack as a bloody one.

Channels Television gathered that the gunmen numbering about 30 arrived the town in seven vehicles and stationed themselves in each of the banks around 4:30 pm. Five commercial banks were raided by the gunmen along the Owode Market Area of the town.

Some residents in the area described the robbery as bloody and called for more security presence in the town, saying the incident has become an affair of every five years.

At the General Hospital in Offa, one of the medical doctors revealed that 21 bodies were brought in to the facility and nine of them were police officers.

The doctor on duty at a private hospital also in the town also confirmed the death of three victims while one was on admission.





































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