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Two Policemen, Others Killed in Ekiti Bank Robbery

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By Demola Atobaba
There was pandemonium in Ikere-Ekiti on
Monday as robbers shot and killed a male
police officer in his office, while a female
officer, was said to have made to escape before
she was shot dead
The two policemen and two others, including a
female corps member, were killed when one of
the old generation Bank in Ikere-Ekiti,
headquarters of Ikere Local Government Area of
Ekiti State, was attacked on Monday. The
robbers were said to have attacked a police
station near the branch.
The police station is located in Kajola area of
the community.
There, the robbers shot and killed a male police
officer in his office, while a female officer, was
said to have made to escape before she was
shot dead.
It was gathered from sources in the community
that the robbers invaded the town after the
bank’s closing hours.
The news filtered in at about 4:45pm, with the
source saying: “There is commotion in Ikere-
Ekiti.”
The robbers were said to have fled from the
town in different directions following the
arrival of soldiers and policemen to the scene,
with the source adding that they shot
indiscriminately as they escaped.
The same branch of the bank was also robbed
late last year.
At that tome the branch was bombed by the
robbers
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Victor
Babayemi, confirmed the robbery attack.
Babayemi, however, said he was yet to confirm
the casualty figure.
He said security men had been deployed in the
area.

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