Fully armed robbers attacked a commercial bank today in Ilara Mokin, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo state, killing three and made away with an unconfirmed amount of money.
According to the Ondo State police command, among the dead were a policeman, a commercial motorcyclist and a staff of the Elizade University identified as Bunmi Afuye.
The spokesman for Ondo Police Command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, spoke after he paid an on-the-spot assessment of the scene.
Ikoro said an investigation has commenced into the incident.
Three other persons who were hit by strayed bullets were rushed to a hospital.
Witnesses said the robbers carted away some money.
The witnesses said the robbers gained access into the bank by destroying the bullet-proof door with dynamites.
It was gathered the Okada rider and Elizade university staff were passing by when they rammed into the robbery operation and were shot dead.
When the robbers struck, one of the customers inside the bank said they were about six and started the operation by 3 pm.
He said: “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.”