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Robbers Kill Police Officer, 2 Others During Bank Robbery In Southwest Nigeria

The robbers were said to have gained access into the banking hall by breaking the bullet-proof doors with dynamites.

A police officer and two other persons were killed during an armed bank robbery on Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Ilaramokin, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria.

According to a Channels Television report, the three persons, including a police officer, were shot and killed in the attack.

Tee-Leo Ikoro, spokesperson of the Ondo State Police command, while confirming the incident to HumAngle said the police are on the tail of the attackers who fled into the bushes leaving their motorbikes and vehicles behind.

He however, did not give the identity of the officer and two others killed by the robbers.

“We followed up immediately when we were contacted, we were on their tail because they fled into bushes that have boundaries with Ekiti State, leaving their motorbikes and vehicles behind. We also alerted the police in Ekiti and Osun States to be on alert.” the spokesperson told HumAngle.

He disclosed that the robbers were said to have gained access into the banking hall by breaking the bullet-proof doors with dynamites.

“We haven’t been able to ascertain how much the robbers succeeded in carting away and what other valuables were stolen but we will make that information known as soon as we are updated,” he said.

Ikoro, however, noted that peace has since returned to the area.

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