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The robbery that took place in Ikorodu on Wednesday is still a hot topic.

According to Punch, a Zenith Bank and First Bank branch respectively, were robbed.

Eyewitnesses present during the attacks shared their experiences with newsmen. Here are excerpts from their accounts:

A banker at Zenith Bank

“They shouted, ‘open the door, open the door’, but none of us answered them. Suddenly, we heard an explosion and the glass went down. I was wounded by broken glasses.

One of them entered and when he saw about N20m that we had arranged to put inside our ATMs, he shouted, ‘Area, Zico see money. See money wey we dey look for.’ He started dancing. He pulled a lady among us and ordered her to pack the money inside the bags they brought. After packing the money, the robbers ordered her to lead them to the strong room.

When the lady opened the strong room, the robber that shouted in the ATM room exclaimed again, ‘Eheeeee, Area, Zico give me bags! Give me bags.   Come and see money wey we dey look for. They packed everything in the strong room; more than N60m. We were expecting a bullion van to move the money before the incident happened.”

The robbers carted away over N80m from Zenith Bank which “a bullion van was to transport out of the bank…”

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Individuals using ATM Machines at Both Banks at Time of Incident

*John said: “I was at the ATM section of the Zenith Bank to withdraw money. Suddenly, there were gunshots. Two of the gunmen came in and one of them threw me on the floor. He wanted to shoot, but his colleague told him to leave me.”

*Peter said: “I was at the First Bank at exactly 9am to use the ATM. It was my turn when we suddenly heard gunshots. I saw two of the robbers   shooting directly at the police station and the policemen ran away.Some gunmen came into the First Bank. A guy stood outside and two entered the bank. They used dynamite to destroy the door of the bank. They entered the banking hall and ordered everybody to lie down. These guys looked young. They were dressed in black and they wore caps. They did not use masks. They robbed for over an hour. It was terrible.”

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Pedestrians

*Jane said: “Where I hid, I saw them carrying bags of money into the jetty. That short woman held the gun, while another guy took the money inside the jetty. When they were about to escape, they removed the number plates of their three cars, poured fuel on them and shot at one of them, which erupted in flames. Along that waterfront are naval officers. Where were they then?”

*Mary said: “From what happened today, it shows that Nigerians are not safe. It is a shame. The policemen hid at the back of Ipakodo Grammar School for more than one hour.”

According to reports, it was after the robbers left that police arrived at the scenes of the attacks.

Some people were injured but no one was killed.

Photo Credit: Punch

30 Comments

  1. GDSPECIAL

    June 25, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Thank God no life was lost

  2. bruno FIERCE

    June 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    ” The Gang was Led by a Woman”
    see what feminists are causing.

    this is to show u women are just as violent and horrible as men.

    women are capable of all nasty things men are capable of.
    women are capable of molesting kids, women are capable of raping men, women are capable of embezzling money (allison madueke, how u doing) etc.

    I hope they catch the robbers and I hope they give the woman a harder tougher sentence than the others.

    • Anastacia

      June 25, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      Bruno , I always thought you had a high intellect. But today I STAND CORRECTED. bellanaija pls we need thumbs down icon for insensitive, callous and misinformed statements like this.
      Go read about feminism you might learn a thing or two on being a decent human being.

    • She

      June 25, 2015 at 11:26 pm

      You thought this Bruno troll had a high intellect?….LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    • [email protected]

      June 25, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      You are obviously a disgusting troll. What you said makes no sense and has zero relevance to the incident. Funny how anti-feminists bring up feminism a lot more than feminists. I’ll bet a thousand bucks you don’t even know what feminism is about. We know your type.

    • Kmt

      June 25, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      Bruno shut up you bitter twat! You always have something stupid to say. What does her being a woman have to do with anything. Just because you hate your mother dont come and be saying rubbish about other women. Everyday women this women that or straight men this straight men that. Go find love boo, you certainly need it

    • JK

      June 25, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      OmG! You sound so bitter about women? You need healing!

    • naturallyziny

      June 26, 2015 at 8:06 am

      thank you. he sure does.

    • naturallyziny

      June 26, 2015 at 8:06 am

      wow! So of all the entire narration, that was the only thing you picked up? #stopmisogyny

  3. TA

    June 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    BN could you please confirm if it is true that the young lady who led the robbery had a snake around her waist and tortoise around her neck? I read a report elsewhere that stated that. It also stated that she kept commanding her guys not to shed blood or shoot anyone.

  4. Mizzy

    June 25, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Nigerian police…… hmmmmm

  5. Strit Kredibility

    June 25, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    This is the reality and tragedy of Nigeria, a country under siege, a country beleaguered from all fronts by the very ones that should uphold it. A country under siege from its leaders and under wild, raving, unconscionable attack from the abandoned hopeless army of youth roaming its street. Its has become our national narrative and the existential story. A hobbesian state of nature where life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. The law enforcers and apparatus of help are themselves helpless, the leadership are constantly bickering, self absorbed and distracted, the youths are on their own and expected to miraculously turn out right amidst lack and deprivation. The Nigeria of our dreams is now a nightmare that wont go away. I hear the voice of Ngugi Wa thiongo saying Weep Not Child, but i wish i could muster a tear, for their is none to even shed.

  6. Ba

    June 25, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Cops hiding, why won’t they hide when they are disarmed and can’t gun fight these maniacs.

  7. Anonymous

    June 25, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Ada Nnewi?.

    • Reverse

      June 25, 2015 at 2:16 pm

      E reach to ask o… seems like the Change agents have changed their blog names 🙂

  8. Olufemi

    June 25, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    In one word, “horrible”! Damned be those robbers.

  9. deeeee

    June 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    lmao! Nigeria police ooooo! they should not even have bothered coming to the scene of the robbery.

  10. Gistyinka Blog

    June 25, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks God that nobody is died from the incident.

    • charles

      June 25, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      Amen!

  11. been there

    June 25, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Please nobody should insult the police abeg. who wants to die? even you, feeling patriotic in ur house, can you die for this our Nigeria? if the government including top officials of the armed forces are too corrupt to adequately equip the police, pay them good wages, insure them, then individuals, companies should do more. if not, police hide well well. i thank God no one was killed.

    By the way, all of you shouting ‘CHANGE’ we are still waiting for you, common ministers we never see. y’all were always insulting GEJ for being slow. now we are experiencing another level of slowness worse than the snail. infact i’m just tired

  12. The real D

    June 25, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    @ the picture of the dude lying on the bed. Why is his leg in cardboard boxes? This sure looks like the “hospital” .

  13. Tkum

    June 25, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    such is happening and our senators are performing mortal combat at NASS this morning… i am tired!

  14. Xeun

    June 25, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    No lives lost..thank u load..Nigerian police smh if na to harass innocent citizen and collect 100 naira na there we go see una in action

  15. Xeun

    June 25, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    *Lord

  16. boyo2

    June 25, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    The last time, there was a robery. Fashola said the absence of police was cos they were redeployed to guard GEJ. Please for today, where they redeployed to guard GMB or they went into hiding. Politicians making meaningless comments instead of tackling d main issues. Shame

  17. tamy

    June 25, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Hmm thnk God no one was killed,may God grant quick recovry to d injured. It is well

  18. chi-e-z

    June 25, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Honestly lack of security is at a ridiculous level. If you can’t have security then it’s not a country and there is no governance. If a parent/guardian does not think about child’s safety first he/she is not a parent/guardian. show me a government concerned with safety first I’ll show you a country…

  19. JK

    June 25, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    By the Grace of God Luck will run out on all these hoodlums.May they meet their Waterloo!
    However above all else we need to seriously upgrade our security systems and outfits.

  20. peka

    June 25, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Do u even think you just made sense? Feminist caused women to rob duh!

  21. hmmmm

    June 27, 2015 at 8:03 am

    @BRUNO Is a growing child let’s leave him to grow.. by Ignoring all his rubbish he is just an attention seeker, Our police are really trying. But there are irrelevant in a country like this when we give our soldiers the same right as police officers, i.e giving them the same gun and also standing on the road..
    In advance countries you can never find a soldier stand on the road. INSPECTING WHAT??? ALL SOLDIERS ARE AT THE BARRACKS DOING THEIR JOB, BUT IN NIGERIA THE REVERSE IS THE CASE.. NO ONE WANTS TO DIE FOR A COUNTRY LIKE THIS..
    BUT IN THE ACTUAL SENSE PATRIOTIC CITIZENS DO..
    THANK GOD NO LIVE WAS LOST.. I BELIEVE THE POLICE WOULD GET TO THE ROOT OF THIS..

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