Journalist, Two Others Shot Dead In Ondo Bank Robbery Attack

Afuye, Ondo based journalist

LAGOS JULY 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Three persons, including Olubunmi Afuye, an Ondo-based journalist, have been shot dead in a robbery attack at a bank in Ilara- Mokin, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.

A policeman was also gunned down in the attack which happened on Thursday afternoon.

The late Afuye, who was inside his car when the robbers stormed the bank, was hit by a stray bullet.

Afuye was the Public Relations Officer of Elizade University, which is in the town where the robbery took place.

Before his appointment as the university spokesman, he worked at the state-owned Orange FM, Akure.

One other person was also killed in the incident, which has thrown residents into panic.

Witnesses said the robbers carted away some money.

The witnesses said the robbers gained access into the bank by destroying the bullet-proof door with dynamites.

It was gathered the Okada rider and Elizade university staff were passing by when they rammed into the robbery operation and were shot dead.

One of the customers inside the bank when the robbers struck said they were about six and started the operation by 3 pm.

He said: “I was inside the bank when they (robbers) came, immediately all of us laid down, they started shouting where is the manager! Where is the manager?

“So they later got the key of the vault and packed the money there but they were not satisfied with what they saw. They also opened the Automated Teller Machine but there was not enough money.

“That infuriated them and they shouted where is the money? It seems they didn’t get their target. After they took the money they went out angrily shooting to escape the scene.”

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