Not less than 5 people have been reportedly killed when suspected armed robbers attacked Wema bank in Iju-Itaogbolu, Akure north local council area of Ondo state.
A staff of Wema Bank reportedly lost his life, while five other persons sustained serious injury during the a bank robbery.
According to reports, the robbers numbering about eight invaded the town and divided themselves into two groups before they commenced the operation.
Eye witnesses said the robbers held the town hostage for a long time, detonating explosives and shooting sporadically.
Aside those who died during the attack, another staff of the bank and some customers reportedly sustained serious injuries.
“Many people were injured and and about two people were killed but I don’t know their identities yet,” the source said.
Undie Adie, commissioner of police in Ondo, confirmed the attack saying;
“the robbery occurred few hours ago in Iju and we have deployed men from our officers to the scene. Our officers engaged the armed robbers in a gun duel and they abandoned their vehicle and ran inside the bush.
Although, the details of the attack is still sketchy but our men have entered the bush and are on the trail of the robbers.”
The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th August as public holidays to mark the 2019 Eid-il-Kabir celebrations.
This was made public by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior Georgina Ehuriah.
She made announcement in a statement released on Tuesday August 6.
Ehuriah pleaded with Nigerians to shun any form of disruptive tendencies and join hands with the Federal Government to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria so as to achieve an enviable Next Level of growth and development.
Ehuriah who is also a barrister congratulated Muslims and also advised Nigerians at home and in diaspora “to use the period of this year’s Eid-il-Kabir celebration to embrace the virtues of love, humility, peace and sacrifice as exemplified...