Four people including two police officers were feared dead on the evening of Thursday, February 6, in Ile-Oluji town in Ile-Oluji local government area of Ondo state as armed robbers invaded two new generations banks in the town.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the armed men who invaded the two banks simultaneously around 3:55 pm left two customers of the banks and two policemen dead.
It was gathered that an eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, revealed that the robbers overpowered the security operatives attached to the bank.
He said one of the policemen was shot inside the vehicle while another one was shot in the head, leaving him in his pool of blood.
He eye witness said the armed robbers gained access to the bank by blowing off the security doors of the two banks with dynamites before taking control of the bank, holding many customers as hostages.
According to the newspaper, the eyewitness also noted the robbers who gained access to the two banks which are located in the same area, made away with an unspecified amount of money from the vault of the bank.
He said the armed robbers operated unhindered and shot into the air to scare away the residents while local hunters from the town chased the robbers. Confirming the incident, the state police public relations officer, Femi Joseph, said four persons, made up of two policemen and two others who were yet to be identified, were killed in the attack.
He said: “Yes, there is a report that a group of armed robbers was at a bank in Ile-oluji but I can not ascertain the number of casualties involved in the incident because I have not been properly briefed. Our men have been deployed to the scene to handle the situation and restore peace and order to the town,” Joseph told NAN on the telephone.