Pandemonium broke out on Wednesday evening in Igede Ekiti, Ekiti state after a group of armed robbers stormed a branch of Union Bank of Nigeria and killed at least one person in the process.
According to reports, the robbers who were well armed and prepared – stormed the town by 5pm and held the area hostage for over 30 minutes while shooting sporadically as security agents were nowhere to be found. A security guard at the bank was killed in the gunfire and many others injured.
The shocking incident which has happened in the area before – is said to have thrown the entire town into panic. Some months ago, three policemen and four other persons were shot dead in Ilasa-Ekiti, Ekiti State as robbers invaded a commercial bank.
Reports say that the robbers invaded the bank and destroyed the security door with dynamite before gaining entry into the hall.