Two people have reportedly lost their lives after armed robbers earlier today attacked a bank in Oye Ekiti.
According to reports reaching us at EkitiReporters, it was the United Bank for Africa (UBA) branch in Oye Ekiti that was attacked by the robbers. The bank branch is just minutes away from the community police station.
A five-year-old girl and a policeman were shot dead in the unfortunate incident. A police van was also burnt down by the robbers.
A witness told TheCable that immediately the robbers, numbering 10, stormed the bank located along Ilupeju street in the town, they started shooting sporadically.
This made staff and customers panic as they ran for cover. The attackers reportedly used dynamites to destroy the security door at the entrance of the bank.
Residents of the community scuttled to safety as the robbers kept shooting into the air without any challenge from security operatives.
On their way out of the bank, the attackers were said to have burnt a police van parked by the roadside.
The bank which was attacked by the robbers is the only bank in Oye Ekiti.