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Ekiti bank robbery: State govt commiserates with Oye Ekiti residents, lament frequent attacks

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The Ekiti State Government has commiserated with residents of Oye Ekiti over Thursday’s attack on a bank in the town by suspected robbers which claimed two lives.

The Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, who paid a condolence visit to the community on Friday, described the bank robbery and loss of lives as sad and unfortunate.

Egbeyemi, who visited the bank and the nearby police divisional headquarters which was also attacked by the robbers, stressed the need for residents to be more security conscious.

He said government would continue to work round the clock in collaboration with security agencies to ensure safety of lives and investment in the state.

The Deputy Governor equally called for collective efforts among the security agencies in tackling securities challenges bedevilling the
country.

He assured that the Government would put security agencies across the State on their toes to be more alert in securing the lives and properties of the people of the State.

Egbeyemi who noted that the affected bank was the only bank serving communities in the axis, promised that the government would do the needful to get them back to business.

The Deputy Governor praised officers on duty for repelling the robbers from gaining access to the station’s armoury.

He said: “The officers on duty did well by preventing them from gaining access to their armoury. The whole building was riddled with bullets and dynamites were used on it.

“The building needs a total repair to be conducive for officers to perform their duties.

“We will be on the alert, and we will make sure that all the security agencies in the state are on the alert.

“It happened at Ise, Ilawe, Iju-Ita Ogbolu and now here (Oye) which is a school environment.

“I don’t think there is any other bank in this axis again. That of Ifaki is no longer functional. It was destroyed the other time by robbers.

“We will appeal to UBA to renovate the place, government would put
more security around too.

“The Bank is the only bank serving Isan, Ikole, Oye and Ifaki axis.”

Earlier, the Deputy Governor paid a condolence visit to the Oloye of Oye Ekiti, Oba Oluwole Ademolaju over the incident.



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