- Iyin-Ekiti community of Ekiti state was thrown into pandemonium barely 24 hours after the celebration of Nigeria's 60th anniversary of independence
- Armed robbers reportedly invaded one of the community's banks and created scenes of fear
- A large amount of money was carted away as the criminals blasted the security doors with an explosive device
It was a sad Friday in Ekiti state as suspected armed robbers attacked a new generation bank located in Iyin-Ekiti community in Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area.
According to The Nation, the arms-wading robbers stormed the bank on Friday, October 2, around 3.30 pm.
They were said to have blasted the security doors with an explosive device and created a scene of pandemonium in the affected community.
Legit.ng gathers that residents took to different direction when the robbers announced their presence with gunshots while buses were forced to take alternative routes amid heightened tension.
Police were said to have ignored the calls to the development as the robbers unleashed terror on the community for more than forty minutes.
An eyewitness said:
"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.
Meanwhile, in a related development seven armed robbers who stormed First Bank in Okeho, Kajola local government area of Oyo state with the intention to cart away money met their Waterloo.
According to Imran Khalid, Legit.ng regional reporter who witnessed the scene, the armed robbers came in a blue Toyota Corolla with number plate LSR 257 FF.
They arrived at the bank around 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 29, and gained entrance using dynamites and AK-47 riffles shots to blow the bank security door. They then killed a police officer manning the gate while eating.
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