Armed robbers on Thursday attacked a bank in Ilara-Mokin, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, killing three people.
Among those killed was Olubunmi Afuye, an Ondo-based journalist who is also the spokesperson of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin.
The journalist was shot in the head while he was seated in the driver’s seat of his vehicle, which was parked outside the bank.
Afuye was said to have anchored an event at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA) before the incident.
The robbers also killed a policeman and a motorcyclist during the attack.
Eyewitness accounts indicated that the robbers invaded the bank around 2:30pm.
They were said to have shot sporadically into the air to scare people in the area while their operation lasted.
The robbers used explosive devices to dismantle the doors of the bank, according to a source.
“They destroyed the security doors of the bank with an explosive device to gain entrance into the bank.
“They carted away an undisclosed amount of cash from the bank and some persons were shot dead,” the source said.