Ondo Bank Robbery: Seven Shot Dead, Five Injured One of The Robbers got Arrested [Photos] . Ondo Bank Robbery: Seven Shot Dead, Five Injured One of The Robbers got Arrested [Photos]
Ondo Bank Robbery: Seven Shot Dead, Five Injured One of The Robbers got Arrested [Photos]
Fear grips in Ondo as heavily Armed robbers reportedly stormed the town this afternoon, shooting sporadically and broke the bank’s security doors with an explosive device. The bank is said to be the only commercial bank in Idoani, area of Ondo state, serving the other neighboring towns as well.
According to Channels Television, the robbers shot and killed seven people, some of who are bank officials, including a Police Inspector as well as two customers using the Automated Teller Machine (ATM). Five other persons who sustained serious injuries are presently on admission at the intensive care unit of the General Hospital in Ido-ani town. According to Information gathered from an eyewitness, the armed robbers escaped through the bush in the area with a yet unspecified amount of Cash stolen from the bank.
Shortly after their exit, men of the Nigerian Army arrived at the scene. A spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, SP Femi Joseph confirmed the incident to Channels Television. He disclosed that one suspect has been apprehended in connection with the robbery attack and investigations are ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang.
He appealed to residents to be law-abiding and remain calm as well as not to entertain fears as the situation are under police control.
During the 1 hour operation, some victims including bankers, a police Inspector and about 2 customers using the Automated Teller Machine [ATM] were allegedly shot dead.