Some armed robbers have killed two policemen in Ifon, the headquarters of the Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State. The men were said to have attacked a branch of Skye Bank Plc in the area around 3pm on Thursday and engaged the policemen stationed there in a gun battle. The robbers, numbering about 15, were said to have blown the doors to the bank with dynamites.
The Punch reports that a man in a nearby clinic had been hit by a stray bullet during the operation which lasted about 40 minutes.
Femi Joseph, the Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident. He said the robbers storm the bank with sophisticated weapons. He said the Commissioner of Police had led the team from Akure.