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Police recover 3 vehicles from fleeing robbers

17 August 2012, 07:54

 Ado-Ekiti - The police in Ekiti State on Thursday recovered three vehicles from  some  robbers who raided  an old generation bank in Ifaki Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Area.

The state Police Commissioner, Mr Sotonye Wakama, told newsmen that none of the robbers was, however, arrested after the exchange of gunshots with his men at Aramoko Ekiti.

Wakama said the robbers, who drove in four vehicles, had  arrived  Ifaki- Ekiti at about 12.30 pm and headed straight to the police station in the town  while shooting sporadically at  the  officers.

He said the robbers later proceeded to the bank situated close to the police station where they gained entry and carted away an undisclosed amount of money.

Wakama added that nobody was killed during the attacks on both the police station and bank.

After successfully robbing the bank, he said the hoodlums headed toward Aramoko Ekiti where they ran into the barricade set up by officers of the command, leading to the exchange of gun shots.

He said the robbers fled into the bush due to the superior fire power of the police and abandoned three of their vehicles.

The commissioner, who said his men were on the  trail of the bandits, gave an  assurance that they would  soon be apprehended.


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