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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Seven feared killed in Ondo bank robbery


There was panic yesterday at Ido-Ani, in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, as seven persons were reportedly killed by armed robbers.

The hoodlums were said to have attacked a commercial bank at Isewa quarters.

The robbery, which started around 2pm, lasted for about one hour.

At the end of the attack, five bank officials, a vice principal, who was a customer and a policeman, were feared killed by the robbers, who carted away an undisclosed amount of money.

The hoodlums, it was learnt, drove a sport utility vehicle (SUV) to the bank and went to the banking hall after using dynamites to blow off the security doors.

Sources said attempts were made to alert soldiers at Isua Akoko military checkpoint and the police in the vicinity, but the robbers fled before they arrived.

The Nation learnt that a victim shot in the stomach was taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owo.

Other persons said to be on the danger list, have been admitted at the Ido-Ani General Hospital.

Sources said one of the robbers was, however, unlucky, as he was arrested by a soldier and is now in police net.

Police spokesman Femi Joseph, a Superintendent of Police (SP), who confirmed the incident, said he could not give details of the incident last night.

A community leader, who is the Balogun of Ido-Ani, Chief Olatunji Oshati (aka Maxima), described the incident as shocking.

He sympathised with the bereaved families and urged the appropriate authority to tighten security at Ido-Ani and its environs.

Another prominent indigene of the community, who is a former supervisor in Ose Local Government, Mr. Isaac Obiniran, said he alerted security agents immediately the hoodlums invaded the town, but their response was not timely.

He prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims, especially the young bankers.
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