It was a bloody day at Ikare Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government on Monday as armed robbers killed 15 persons in a daylight operation.
The attacked bank was the First Bank, which was equally attacked in 2013 along with two others and which led to closure of banking business in the commercial city for several months.
Unlike the previous incident which happened in the night yesterday’s incident started at about 3.00pm.
The robbers, a source in the town said came in two vehicles painted in military colours while the robbers wore mobile police uniform.
According to the source, the men blew up the security door of the bank with dynamite.
It was gathered that most of those that were killed are bank customers including three that were killed at the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) point and four police men.
The robbers who were said to have escaped through routes leading to Edo State were said to have stolen huge sums of money.
As expected, the operation shook the entire town as people were said to be running helter skelter for their dear lives. The town was to have been deserted for about two and half hours that the operation lasted.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police, Mr Wole Ogodo said he had not been briefed about the incident from the area.