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Robbers Attack Banks in Ondo State

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Armed robbers attacked some commercial banks in Owo, Ondo State yesterday, killing at least  2 people.

According to Punch, one of the banks attacked was Wema Bank. The branch manager and another employee were killed. The individuals were killed after allegedly refusing to cooperate with the robbers.

Eyewitness accounts state that “the robbers came into the town through the Abuja-Owo area at about 5pm, manned strategic entry and exit points into the town and started firing sporadically into the air…Policemen were watching them, but were too scared to challenge the robbers.”

The robbers are said to have been on rampage for two hours, and subsequently escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

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10 Comments

  1. Mz Socially Awkward...

    March 27, 2015 at 11:53 am

    🙁 I swear, many parts of Nigeria are like Gotham city. Criminals just running amok without fear of authority…

    Whatever candidate it is that wins the elections had better be prepared for the work.

    • LLL

      March 27, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      I swear!!!

  2. Diddy

    March 27, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    You talk gotham city?haba why na?even gotham city still dey under control upon se e corrupt, one cop dey really make the difference and them dey respond to situations without fear or excuse ,but for naija that one na billion dollar question

  3. Joliebebe

    March 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    This is sad, really sad.
    Banks and FIs should educate their staff not to argue or prove stubborn to ARMED robbers. People’s lives are not valuable to them. The monies they protected with their lives were adequately insured afterall. Moreso, they eventually took the money and lives as well. So what are we saying……….Life no get duplicate abeg.
    It also goes to us all….please dont drag issues with armed robbers, police. Let them take whatever they want, your life is more valuable. They say when there is life, there is hope!

  4. funmology

    March 27, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    And so, Ayodele Tayo’s birthday was yesterday, he got shot and was killed. He doesn’t work in the bank, he was just in his mum’s shop which is close to Wema bank because he came home from school for the elections. R.I.P Tayo, my home town is already in disarray.

  5. olivia pope

    March 27, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    8 of them were caught this morning and killed.

  6. Fitim

    March 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    they are up to 40 people that lost their God given life. MAY THEIR SOUL R.I.P
    ADI A RI URUYI YOWO MA OO

  7. dd

    March 28, 2015 at 12:31 am

    The bankers that died in Wema were experienced enougg to know the monies were insured. They did not refuse to cooperate with the robbers. Damn it! Mad men rampage a town taking innocent young lives going about looking for their honest daily bread. May the souls of Abiodun Olasemojo and Ademola Oyedokun and d unnamed guard rest in peace. Amen

  8. OKPE FRANCIS

    March 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    dont live those armrobbers let them spend 16 yeas in preson

  9. Bennie

    April 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    hmmmm, God help us, may their soul rest in peace

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