Dare devil armed robbers struck in Owo town, Ondo State, weekend, shutting down activities as well as paralising pedestrian and vehicular movement in the community.
A resident, who spoke to our correspondent on telephone, said the robbers began robbing the banks a few minutes to 5pm, closing strategic entries into the town.
“We started hearing gunshots and as I speak to you, they are robbing nearly all the banks. The robbers are manning all the strategic places in the town and have deployed even bombs as you can hear the sounds even from far distances. I learnt they have moved to Skye Bank area and people have deserted the streets,” said the source, who spoke to our correspondent while the raid was ongoing.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Wole Ogodo, said the details from the incident were still sketchy, adding that the police had mobilised its men to deal with the situation.
“As I speak to you, we have heard about the incident but details are still sketchy. We have deployed our men to the scene. I will let you know when I get the details,” Ogodo said.