– Suspected armed robbers attacked an old generation bank in Ondo state
– The robbers reportedly forced their way into the bank and made away with huge amount of money, leaving many injured
– Confirming the attack, Ondo state police commissioner said his men engaged the robbers in a gun duel, forcing them to abandon their vehicle and run inside the bush
– An update from Ondo indicates that one person, a staff of the bank, has allegedly lost his life to the attack while five other persons sustained serious injury
An old generation bank in Iju-Itaogbolu in Akure North local government area of Ondo state has been attacked gunmen suspected to be armed robbers.
According to Sahara Reporters, the robbers numbering about six, stormed the bank on Tuesday afternoon, August 6, and started shooting sporadically.
9jacruze.com gathers that several staff of the bank and customers who came for transactions were attacked and injured by the suspected armed robbers.
A source, cited by Sahara Reporters, said that the robbers forced their way into the bank and made away with huge amount of money.
The source reportedly added that security men, including men from the 32 Artillery Brigade, engaged the robbers in a gun duel.
“They have just attacked the bank in Iju-Itaogbolu and everybody is scampering for safety.
“I saw many people injured and I am also aware that they (robbers) killed some people whose identities I cannot ascertain at the moment,” the source said.
The commissioner of police in Ondo state, Unide Adie, also confirmed the attack, according to Sahara Reporters.
He said: “The robbery occurred few hours ago in Iju and we have deployed our officers to the scene.
“Our officers engaged the armed robbers in a gun duel and they abandoned their vehicle and ran inside the bush.
“Although, the details of the attack is still sketchy but our men have entered the bush and are on the trail of the robbers.”
Meanwhile, an updated report of the incident by The Nation says one person has allegedly lost his life to the attack, while five other persons sustained serious injury.
The deceased was said to be a staff of the bank
The newspaper noted this was not the first time armed robbers would raid the bank
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