Bandits, numbering about 10, struck in Owo town in Ondo State this evening, robbing several banks and killing a bank manager.
The armed robbers killed the Manager of one
of the raided banks in the town and a bank staff during the robbery
Punch newspaper reports that the deceased, whose identities were
yet to be ascertained, were shot by the robbers when they refused to
cooperate with them.
Residents said the armed robbers, who came
into the town through the Abuja-Owo road area at about 5pm, started
shooting sporadically into the air until they got to the heart of the
town, where they robbed three branches of new generation banks.
It was also learnt that some bystanders, who were caught in the attack, were either killed or seriously injured.
resident, who would not want to be named, said the incident took place
with policemen in sight, who could not challenge the robbers.
The hoodlums escaped with an undisclosed amount of money carted from the banks after two hours of operation.