Two persons are feared dead in a robbery attack on an old generation bank in Ilawe Ekiti , headquarters of Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area of Ekiti State .
In the operation that lasted for over one hour , it was learnt that armed robbers killed a policeman and a bank worker .
Another bank worker was also reportedly shot by the bandits in the arm.
The yet to be identified policeman , according to sources , was an orderly attached to one of the council bosses in the state.
A source in the town told journalists that the armed bandits invaded the bank beside Alawe ’ s palace and broke the security door with the aid of a dynamite before entering the banking hall .
The eyewitness disclosed that the dynamite also blew up a blue colour Toyota Camry parked in the vicinity of the bank.
The robbers reportedly stole an unspecified amount of money.
Confirming the incident in a telephone chat , the Alawe of Ilawe – Ekiti , Oba Adebanji Alabi , expressed shock at the incident.
He said , “ It was a terrible experience , my palace is very close to the bank . It was terrifying, it was like a war front . They kept detonating grenades during the attack .
“ I was in the palace during the robbery, the attack happened less than an hour after a bullion van delivered cash to the bank.
“We have been in touch with the governor and the state police command . ”
An effort to get the police reaction to the bank robbery was not successful as of the time of filing this report.