Dare devil armed robbers on Wednesday attacked two commercial banks in Ikere Ekiti, carting away unspecified amount of cash in the process.

It was gathered that the masked armed robbers numbering about 20, twenty stormed the town around 5:15pm and raided Wema Bank and Access Bank located at Odo Oja and Oke-osun simultaneously.

They were reported to have attacked the Ikere command of the Amotekun Corps along Ise Road where they shot at some operatives reportedly before commencing the attacks on the banks.

Three persons were reportedly killed and several others injured in the robbery which lasted for about 45 minutes.

The armed robbers broke the security door as well as several cars parked in the vicinity of the banks with the aid of dynamite and made away with huge sums of money, it was gathered.

The Ekiti State Police spokesman, Sunday Abutu could not be reached for his response as of the time of filing this reports.

Calls and messages to his mobile phone were not responded to.

However, the Ogoga of Ikere Ekiti, Adejimi Alagbado, in a telephone conversation with reporters in Ado Ekiti, confirmed the development.

He expressed shock at the robbery incident.

He said it was unfortunate the armed robbers carried out the operations for several minutes unhindered and escaped despite the presence of military checkpoints and Police Area Command in the town.

Oba Alagbado said he had discussed the matter with the security agents and that those who carried out the dastardly act must be arrested and prosecuted.

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