Robbers attack Polaris bank in Ondo, kill four

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No fewer than four persons were reportedly killed in a bank robbery involving two commercial banks in Ile Oluji town, the headquarters of Ile Oluji/Oke-Igbo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday.

According to an eyewitness, the robbery involved the branch of two commercial banks, Polaris Bank Plc and one other in the town.

It was gathered that two mobile policemen were amongst those killed in the incident while the identity of other victims could not be confirmed as of the time of filing this report.

The eyewitness said the robbers gained entrance into the affected banks, using dynamite to blow up the bulletproof door. He also narrated that the robbers had a field day during the operation, while the residents of the town scampered for safety.

The eyewitness said, “On entering the banks, the robbers started shooting into the air to scare the people in the area.

“It took about 20 minutes after the robbers had left before a team of armed policemen and soldiers arrived the scene.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident saying, “The details are still sketchy about the number of casualties but our men are on the ground to restore normalcy in the area.” Punch

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