One person feared dead as a nine-man robbery gang on Thursday raided a Union Bank in Ode Irele in Irele local government area of Ondo State.
According to reports, the robbers who arrived at the bank around 4:10 pm carted away with an unspecified amount of money.
They gained entry into the bank by blasting the security doors with explosives suspected to be dynamite before carting away several millions of naira.
An eyewitness account reveal that the robbers shot sporadically into the air to scare away residents and traders while residents flee the scene to avoid being hit by stray bullets.
The robbers operated for about 45 minutes without hindrance and did not injure any of the bank workers.
It was learnt that one person was hit by a stray bullet and his lifeless body had been taken to the hospital within the area.
An eyewitness said:
After finishing the 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 while many were injured while trying to run for safety
The eyesore incident was confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro who said the DPO of the area is yet to brief him on the details.
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