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Two Killed As Armed Robbers Attack Ekiti Bank

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At least two persons were killed in a robbery attack in Aramoko-Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government area of Ekiti State on Monday.

The victims were killed after the armed robbers stormed a Wema bank branch in the town.

The victims are a policeman and a Special Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps.

The armed robbers, who entered the town via Igede-Ado Ekiti road got to the bank after working hours and blew off the main door with an explosive mechanism suspected to be dynamite to gain entry into the banking hall.

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The Spokesman of the Ekiti State Police Command, Mr Sunday Abutu, confirmed that two persons were killed in the robbery attack.

“It was an attempted robbery, but they were repelled. Even 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”.

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