A large number of gunmen on Thursday attacked a bank in Okuku, capital of Odo-Otin council area of Osun State.
The Nation learnt that the robbers invaded the bank around 3pm and opened fire to scare off people in the vicinity.
A resident of the community said, “The operation lasted for about 40 minutes. I was around the local government secretariat when I started hearing gunshots. It was a very terrible incident today because people were running for safety.
“I learnt that the robbers entered the bank during the attack. After the robbery, fear still gripped the community. The police later visited the scene to restore peace.”
It was learnt that the robbers escaped through Iba Road.
Police spokesperson Mrs Yemisi Opalola confirmed the attack.
She said, “The Commissioner of Police, Mr Olawale Olokode, has led a team of police to the scene of the crime to dislodge the armed robbers and for possible arrest.”
The coordinator of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), Osun State, Prince Deji Aladeshawe, said they and the police were trailing the robbers.