Police Recover Vehicles, Motorcycles Used During Ekiti Deadly Bank Robbery

Three vehicles and two motorcycles used by the armed robbers who invaded Ikere-Ekiti, killing three people during bank robberies in the town have been recovered.

SaharaReporters on Wednesday reported that armed robbers attacked some commercial banks in the town of Ekiti State, southwest Nigeria, leaving many customers injured.

According to videos seen by SaharaReporters, the sound of gunshots boomed in the town as residents and passersby scampered to safety.

It was also learnt that social and business activities in the town were paralysed for several hours as human and vehicular movements stopped while the robbery was going on.

The residents said the robbers used dynamite to blow open the entrance of the banks and cart away unspecified amounts of money.

However, Ekiti State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Sunday Abutu, in a statement posted on its social media account, on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the ugly incident.

“The Commissioner, who expressed his displeasure over the ugly incident, directed the Ikere Area Commander and all the Tactical Teams within the Command to ensure the perpetrators are trailed, arrested and brought to book.

“While commiserating with the family members of those who were fatally affected and wishing those currently receiving treatment in the hospital a quick recovery, the Commissioner calls for calm and implores everyone to go about their lawful businesses as the Command will not rest until the hoodlums are made to face the full wrath of the law.

“Meanwhile, the Command’s tactical squads as well as the military who were deployed to the scene immediately information was received, engaged the hoodlums who abandoned the three vehicles and two motorcycles they used for the operation and escaped into the bush.”

“The vehicles and motorcycles were recovered to the station,” the statement added.

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