Armed Robbers Raid First Bank in Ekiti, Kill Policeman
By Dipo Olowookere
It was a dark day for residents of Ifaki Ekiti under the Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State as some armed hoodlums invaded the community, killing a mobile policeman during an attack on a branch of First Bank in the area.
The ugly incident threw the peaceful town into pandemonium as bullets were reportedly flying around as the robbers unleashed terror on the community.
It was said that the operation lasted for several minutes and security operatives were not allegedly on ground to bring the situation under control.
The attack came barely two weeks after some armed bandits robbed five different banks in Offa town, Kwara State.
According to reports gathered by our correspondent, the slain cop was attached to First Bank, which the hoodlums raided and allegedly carted away with an undisclosed amount of money.
It was gathered that the robbers stormed Ifaki-Ekiti some minutes past 4pm and made attempts to break into the main banking hall and when they failed, they turned to the ATM gallery, which they destroyed in the process.