A security officer has been confirmed dead following a bank robbery attack in Ekiti State.
The deceased was said to be a security officer attached to a branch of Wema Bank located in the heart of the ancient town in Ise-Ekiti.
According to sources, the robbers stormed the bank around 2 pm on Thursday after driving through Ikere road in two vehicles.
The robbers then forced their way into the banking hall with dynamites and carted away huge sums of money stacked in five ‘Ghana must go' bags.
An eyewitness claims that the robbers shot sporadically into the air to scare those within the vicinity of the bank, as they carried out their operation.
Several employees of the bank and customers, who came for transaction, were said to have been attacked and injured by the robbers.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the incident. He stated that the robbers attacked the bank with dynamite in order to gain entry into the banking hall.
“I can confirm to you that a bank was robbed at Ise Ekiti this afternoon and a policeman was killed.
“The robbers broke the security door with explosive material, precisely dynamite.
“Our men are on their trail and we shall ensure that none of them escape.
“Members of the public should go about their normal duties and be rest assured that we are ready to protect their lives and property at all times,” DSP Ikechukwu stated.