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Ekiti bank robbery: Police begins full investigations

Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti

Following Wednesday bloody attacks on two  commercial banks in Ikere-Ekiti, by  men of the underworld that led to the death of three residents of the community, the Ekiti State Police Command said it has commenced full investigations into the matter.

The police also said it has deployed its tactical squads as well as operatives of the Rapid Response Squad to the area to trail the attackers and bring them to face the wrath of the law.

A statement issued by the Ekiti State Police Command, said the Commissioner, Mr Dare Ogundare, had directed the Ikere Area Commander and all tactical teams within the Command to ensure that the perpetrators were brought to book.

The statement also commiserated with the families of those who were killed  in the attack.

The Commissioner had also paid an on the spot assessment to the banks accompanied by some  top officers of the Command.

He expressed sadness over the attack, assuring the people of Ikere-Ekiti that those behind the attack would be brought to book.

The statement added, “while commiserating with the family members of those who were fatally affected and wishing those currently receiving treatment in the hospital a quick recovery, the commissioner calls for calm and implores everyone to go about their lawful business as the command will not rest until the hoodlums are made to face the full wrath of the law.

 “The command’s tactical squads as well as the military who were deployed to the scene immediately information was received, engaged the hoodlums who abandoned the three vehicles and two motorcycles they used for the operation and escaped into the bush along Ado-Akure road.

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“The vehicles and motorcycles were recovered to the station.

“The commissioner enjoins anyone with useful information concerning the identities and/or whereabouts of armed hoodlums to contact following GSM numbers: 08062335577, 07031620186, 08033470524, 07032152150, 09064050086.”

Recall suspected armed robbers had on Wednesday attacked two commercial banks in Ikere-Ekiti, killing three persons, including two operatives of the Western Nigeria Security Network. codenamed Amotekun Corps feared dead while many others sustained injuries.

Sources, who confirmed that the armed robbers struck at about 4.30 p.m, said that they blew the doors of the banks with dynamite and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

A source, who said that he sighted a blood-soaked, lifeless body around the gate of one of the banks, said that he learned that two others were killed by the robbers in another location in the town.

The source said, “I can confirm the killing of a man at one of the banks. He was shot in the head. The lifeless body was there until police arrived the scene and people dispersed. I heard that two others were shot dead at another place.”

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