An eleven-man armed robbery gang has sent at least eleven persons to their early grave during a bloody operation at First Bank in Idoani, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The incident which took place on Monday according to reports has it that the armed robbers stormed the bank, shooting sporadically to ward off any resistance.
After breaking the bank security building with an explosive device, the armed robbers killed seven other people who include a police inspector, bank officials and customers.
An eye witness account has it that the robbers escaped with their loot, leaving about five other injured and so far they have been taken to the hospital where they are receiving treatment.
Confirming the incident, Mr Femi Joseph the Ondo State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, said that one of the suspects have been apprehended and investigation is ongoing to fish out other members who are now at large.
Mr Femi Joseph called on the general public and residents of the area to be calm and go on with their daily businesses as the police is on top of the situation.