By Yusuf Adua
A policeman and two others have been killed as armed robbers attacked a bank at Ilara Mokin, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The havoc did not cease until three other persons hit by stray bullets were rushed to the hospital for urgent medical attention.
The burglars who began their heartless operation at about 3.00pm on Thursday shot their way into the bank and escaped with huge sums of money.
Alongside the policeman, a commercial motorcyclist and a journalist, who is also a staff of the Elizade University identified as Bunmi Afuye were killed.
Spokesman for the Ondo State Police Command, Tee-Leo Ikoro confirmed the attack on the bank.
The PPRO revealed that investigation had begun into the robbery incident, adding that three persons injured during the attack had been taken to the hospital.
One customer who was in the bank when the robbers struck told journalists that “I was inside the bank when they (robbers) came, immediately all of us laid down, they started shouting where is the manager! Where is the manager?
“So they later got the key of the vault and packed the money there but they were not satisfied with what they saw. They also opened the Automated Teller Machine but there was not enough money.
“That infuriated them and they shouted where is the money? It seems they didn’t get their target. After they took the money they went out angrily shooting to escape the scene.”
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