Armed bandits blew up the bullet-proof door with substance suspected to be dynamite before gaining entrance into the banking hall.
Suspected armed robbers killed two policemen during a heist at a Skye Bank branch in Ifon, Ondo state.
According to a report by TheCable, the incident which occurred on Thursday afternoon, October 26, 2017, had 15 armed bandits storming the bank premises around 3pm.
It was further reported that armed bandits blew up the bullet-proof door with substance suspected to be dynamite before gaining entrance into the banking hall.
Confirming the incidence, the state's police commissioner, Gbenga Adeyanju, said: “It is unfortunate that we lost two of our men in the incident, but we are still on the trail of the robbers, they went to the bank with sophisticated weapon and inspite of that our men still engaged them.”
A witness at the scene narrated how it all happened.
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“On entering into the bank, the robbers packed all the money in the vault, while some of them engaged the policemen in a gun duel outside the bank,” a witness reportedly said.
Continuing, the witness further said: “They were heavily armed. When they got to the bank, they could not enter easily because the bank had stopped attending to customers. So, they had to blow the door up with dynamite.
“For several minutes, they were shooting everywhere, two of the policemen that engaged them were killed but none of the robbers was killed during the shooting.”
Also confirming the incident, Femi Joseph, police public relations officer in the state, said the command deployed more officers and men in the scene.
He further said: “The commissioner of police himself led the team from Akure to the scene, it was when they (robbers) knew that we were closing in on them that they ran away with bullets wounds. We shall get them soonest because our men are still on their trail.”
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