Three persons, including police security, were feared killed by bandits on Thursday during an attack on Polaris Bank in Ila-Orangun.
The bandits, numbering about eight, were said to have struck around 2.00 pm and operated for one- and- a half hours after blasting the bank’s security door with an explosive substance.
Two other victims killed by the armed robbers were said to be hit by stray bullets while a number of people sustained various degrees of injury while trying to flee the scene.
A source disclosed to worldtopnewsng.com that the robbers carted away a substantial amount of money that could not be verified as at the time of filing this report.
An eye witness account revealed a police task force raced to the scene but missed the robbers by whiskers.
The eyewitness further revealed the police team gave the robbers, who made their escape route through a road leading to Oke-Ila and Ora Igbomina in Ifedayo Local Government Area of the state, a hot chase.
A police source, not authorised to speak on the incident, confirmed an armed gang attacked the bank but said the police would not want to reveal their findings now “for security reasons.”