Three people are feared to have been killed in armed attacks on two new generation banks in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Wednesday night.

Sources, who said the armed robbers struck at around 4:30 p.m., said they blew up the banks' doors with dynamite and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

A source, who said he saw a blood-soaked and lifeless body near the gate of one of the banks, said he learned that two others were killed by the robbers elsewhere in the city.

The source said: “I can confirm the murder of a man in one of the banks. He was shot in the head. The lifeless body remained there until the police arrived at the scene and people dispersed. I heard two others were shot dead elsewhere.”

Another source, who said the thieves used a motorcycle and a black car to raid the two banks while people ran for cover, added: “In fact, we learned that their explosives hit a minivan and damaged the vehicle along the road. .”

A community leader, who preferred anonymity, condemned the attack on the two banks and the unnecessary murder that accompanied it, describing it as regrettable, especially since the armed robbers carried out the operations for several minutes without hindrance and escaped.

The community leader said the community's traditional institution called security agents, including the Area Commander, DPO and DSS, who assured that soldiers around the axis were alerted.

All efforts to contact the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, for his reaction were unsuccessful.