It has been reported that armed robbers bombarded a branch of WEMA bank in Iyin-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti.
According to reports, the six-man robbers arrived the town around 3.30pm and blasted the security doors with explosive devise suspected to be dynamite, carting away several millions in an operation, which lasted 40 minutes.
It was confirmed by eyewitnesses that the robbers had shot intermittently into the air to scare traders in the nearby market and residents before entering into the banking hall.
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Vehicles traveling across Ado-Iyin-Aramoko-Efon road had to take diverse route to prevent being caught in the web of gunshots.
“In fact, the police disappointed us.
They disappointed the people of Iyin today. The robbers robbed for over 40 minutes without any challenge.
“They came in two vehicles , shot into the air and scared the people around away. In fact, those in the nearby market left their commodities and ran for their lives.
“The police station along Igede Ekiti was not up to 500 metres while the police patrol point along Ado Ekiti should be a kilometre away, but none of them responded for over 40 minutes the robbers operated.
“But we thank God nobody was killed, but the agony of the gunshots was too much on the locals”.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu Confirming the incident, said the police upon receiving the information immediately visited the troubled spot.
“We got a distress call from Iyin Ekiti about the robbery and we immediately dispatched our men and officers to the place.
“I want to confirm to you that the robbers are being chased as I speak with you and the determination is to effect their arrest.
“We are assuring the people that the hoodlums shall be arrested and brought to justice. Ekiti is not a safe haven for robbers and that we shall continue to sustain”.