A policeman and a special marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps were killed by a group of armed robbery suspects who attacked an old generation bank in Aramoko-Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti West local government area of Ekiti State on Monday, November 29 after the close of work.
According to sources, the gun-wielding armed robbers blew the main door to the banking hall with explosives believed to be dynamite to gain access and also opened fire on a police officer who was on guard.
“The Special Marshall who was in his private vehicle was also not lucky as he ran into the barricade mounted by the armed robbers to prevent access to the area. He was shot and killed on his approach. The effect of the dynamite threw the town into pandemonium as houses and shops in the area were affected.”he said
The criminals escaped through the newly-constructed Erijiyan-Ikogosi road after the robbery that lasted for close to 30 minutes.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Sunday Abutu, said two persons were killed in the attack.
“It was an attempted robbery, but they were repelled. Our men and officers of Rapid Response Squad gave them a hot chase and recovered two vehicles they used for the operation.
The policeman they killed was outside the bank while the FRSC special marshall was also shot at a distance to the bank. The police have swung into action, and we will make sure that we get to the root of this matter.”he said