Update On Ondo Bank Robbery: 7 Dead, 5 Injured

Seven people have been confirmed dead in the robbery attack on a branch of First Bank in Idoani, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State. An eleven-man gang of robbers had stormed the bank yesterday afternoon.

The robbers reportedly stormed the town shooting sporadically and broke the bank’s security doors with an explosive device.

The bank is said to be the only commercial bank in Idoani, serving the other neighboring towns as well.

The robbers shot and killed seven people, including bank officials, a Police Inspector as well as two customers using the Automated Teller Machine (ATM).

Five other persons who sustained serious injuries are presently on admission at the intensive care unit at the General Hospital in the town.

The robbers were said to have escaped through the bush in the area with an unspecified amount of money.

A spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, SP Femi Joseph disclosed that one suspect has been apprehended in connection with the robbery attack and investigations are ongoing to fish out the fleeing members.

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