There was an unusual situation at Ondo state yesterday, which was caused by the invasion of armed robbers who attacked an old generation bank in Ode Irele town, headquarters of Irele Local Government Area of Ondo state.

It was gathered from Witnesses that the robbers invaded the bank at about 4:10pm by using explosives to blast open the security doors.

It was not clear if the robbers hauled away any amount of money from the bank but the witnesses claimed huge sums of money were taken by the robbers.

The operation was said to have lasted for 45 minutes.

According to the source: ” After finishing that operation inside the bank, the robbers started shooting sporadically to scare people away and to ease their escape. As they were shooting, strayed bullets hit some people who were trying to run for safety.”

It was gathered that the victim was among the people who were hit by a stray bullet that was shot by the robbers.

Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident but said he was yet to be fully briefed.

” I am hearing it but the DPO ( Divisional Police Officer) in the town is yet to give me the details.”

The Nations

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