Armed robbers attacked a Skye Bank branch in Ogbagi Akoko, Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Tuesday leaving three persons reportedly dead, many injured.
The shocking incident took place around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon as the robbers shot sporadically into the air to scare customers and residents away before carrying out the robbery.
According to a report by Sahara Reporters, some security officers were killed in the incident with scores of innocent people wounded.
The source added that the robbers forced all customers in the bank to lay flat on the floor inside the bank hall before ransacking the vaults and forcefully collecting their money.
“The armed robbers killed the security officers attached to Skye Bank because they refused to cooperate with them during the operation,” the source disclosed. “They even slapped a local woman who acted stubborn to them and ransacked all the banking vaults where money was kept before running away.”
The source also added that the identities of the victims could not be immediately ascertained. Another source revealed that the armed robbers promptly loaded the stolen cash into their vehicles and drove away.
Femi Joseph, the police spokesman in Ondo State, confirmed the incident.
“I am still getting details of the event and I will get back to you,” he said.