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EKITI: Gunmen rob bank with explosives, steal millions of naira



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Some gunmen on Thursday invaded a bank in Ise Ekiti with explosive materials and robbed it, in an operation that lasted more than 25 minutes.

According information gathered, the incident occurred around 2pm. The robbers, who came with two vehicles, were said to have entered the town through Ikere road.

It was also learnt that they also shot sporadically into the air to scare those within the vicinity of the bank.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, while confirming the inccident said the robbers attacked the bank with dynamite and gained entry into the banking hall.

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“I can confirm to you that a bank was robbed at Ise Ekiti this afternoon.

“The robbers broke the security door with Explosive Material, precisely dynamite.

“Our men are on their trail and we shall ensure that none of them escape.

“Members of the public should go about their normal duties and be rest assured that we are ready to protect their lives and property at all times”, he stated.

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