Two persons were killed by armed robbers while no fewer than five others sustained injuries during a bank robbery in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state of Osun, in western Nigeria.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the robbery lasted half an hour at the Ikirun branch of a new generation bank.
It was learnt that security agents attached to the bank and residents took to their heels on sighting the armed robbers.
An eye witness told NAN that the robbers, whose number could not be ascertained, arrived the bank on new Inisha road at about 4.00.p.m. and carted away an unspecified amount of money.
The hoodlums were said to have shot sporadically into the air in order to scare away people at the vicinity.
Mrs Folasade Odoro, the state Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident but said the command would release details as soon as the report was available.