Are bank robbers on rampage?

Few hours after 15 people were killed in Offa, Kwara State during a bank robbery, the men of the underworld struck again, this time in Lagos State.

The gunmen attacked a vehicle in the Amuwo Odofin area of the state and killed a police escort, identified only as Sergeant Musa.

The robbers were also said to have injured the driver of the vehicle and escaped with three million Naira.

It was learnt that the cop had escorted two officials of a plastic raw materials company in a Nissan Almera to a Zenith Bank branch at Amuwo Odofin around 2:00 p.m. to withdraw the cash.

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They were returning from the bank when the gunmen ambushed them on Babangida Road, Amuwo Odofin, and opened fire on the car.

One Okoroafor, who drove the car, and the policeman, were shot by the assailants, while the third occupant of the vehicle escaped unhurt.

A source, who lives in the community, said that the robbers had fled with the money before a police team arrived at the scene.

The Lagos State Police's spokesman, Chike Oti, confirmed the robbery and the killing of the policeman.

He said the robbers had been rounded up.