Two persons were feared dead while five others were injured in the robbery attacks on the Ikirun branches of two banks, on Wednesday.
It was gathered that the armed robbers that numbered about six, gained entry into the bank at about 4pm, catching the customers and workers unaware.
An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “The robbers shot into the air as they stormed the bank, scaring away customers using the ATM located outside the banking hall.
“Upon gaining entry, they threatened to kill anyone who tried to play smart, warning the bankers to cooperate fully with them.”
The Osogbo-Ikirun road was deserted by motorists, who abandoned the road for the fear of running into the robbers.
This caused gridlock in adjoining roads in Ikirun, even as traders locked up their shops and closed for the day.
When our correspondent called the telephone number of Police Public Relations Officer, Osun Command, Mrs Sade Odoro, a male voice that picked her call said she had gone to the “control room.”
Also, when a call was placed to the telephone of the Commissioner of Police, Osun Command, Mrs. Kalafite Adeyemi, a female voice that picked her mobile set said, “You can call back. She is busy now, she is busy now.”