A gang of robbers on Friday attacked a second-generation financial institution at Iyin Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun native authorities space of Ekiti State and carted away a number of tens of millions of naira.
The 6-man gang armed bandits besieged the financial institution round 3.30pm and blasted the safety door with explosive gadgets suspected to be dynamite earlier than transferring straight to the banking corridor for the devilish intention.
An eyewitness confirmed to journalists that the robbers had shot sporadically into the air, scaring merchants and bystanders at a close-by market earlier than gaining entry into the banking corridor.
Residents had been mentioned to have run in numerous instructions because of the severity of the gunshots, which the supply mentioned had despatched worry among the many folks.
Automobiles travelling throughout Ado-Iyin-Aramoko-Efon street needed to take a detour to forestall being caught within the internet of gunshots.
“Actually, the police upset us. They upset the folks of Iyin right now. The robbers robbed for over 40 minutes with none problem.
“They got here in two automobiles, shot into the air and scared the folks round away. Actually, these within the close by market left their commodities and ran for his or her lives.
“The police station alongside Igede Ekiti was lower than 500 metres whereas the police patrol level alongside Ado Ekiti must be a kilometre away, however none of them responded for over 40 minutes the robbers operated.
“However we thank God no one was killed, however the agony of the gunshots was an excessive amount of on the locals”.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr. Sunday Abutu, mentioned the police upon receiving the data instantly visited the troubled spot.
“We obtained a misery name from Iyin Ekiti concerning the theft and we instantly dispatched our males and officers to the place.
“I wish to verify to you that the robbers are being chased as I communicate with you and the dedication is to impact their arrest.
“We’re assuring the folks that the hoodlums shall be arrested and delivered to justice. Ekiti is just not a secure haven for robbers and that we will proceed to maintain”.
The police had on Thursday raised the alarm that some bandits had been planning to invade the state and wreak havoc on the folks.