Six shot dead as ‘robbers’ raid Ondo bank – Independent Observers

Six shot dead as ‘robbers’ raid Ondo bank

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By Kunle Adedoyin

Six people were reported dead when armed robbers raided the only commercial bank in Ido-Ani community in Ose local government area of Ondo State on Monday afternoon.

Eye witnesses said that the armed men invaded the bank located at Isewa quarters of the town around 2:30pm and used dynamites to force the security doors open before attacking customers and bank workers.

The source said four persons were killed at the ATM point while two bank workers were shot dead inside the banking hall.

Another source said a police inspector was killed during the operation.

Although efforts were made to get the attention of soldiers at Isua Akoko military check point and the police in the town, the robbers had concluded their operations before the soldiers arrived.

Besides the dead, some others received various degrees of injuries from gunshots and are receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo and at Ido-Ani General Hospital.

The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, a superintendent of police, confirmed the incident.

He said one of the robbers was arrested and a full scale investigation has started.

He, however, would not give further details on the suspect, saying investigation was ongoing.

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