At least 17 people including four police officers were killed when a group of armed robbers attacked four different banks in Ikare-Ekiti, Ondo State Tuesday morning.
Eye witnesses said that the robbers used dynamites to blow open the security gates of the banks during the operation which lasted almost three hours.
The affected banks were: First Bank Plc, Ecobank Plc, Wema Bank Plc and Spring Bank.
Reports say the four police men and several others were shot dead in front of the First Bank.
A 7-year-old a seven-year-old-girl who was returning from school was also gunned down during the attack.
Prior to the operations, the robbers had attacked Police Station, where they shot indiscriminately at the security personnel on sight.