The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, on Thursday, directed security agencies in the state to fish out the perpetrators of Wednesday’s bank robbery in Ikere-Ekiti and bring them to book.
Oyebanji, who described the armed robbery incident which claimed three lives as senseless and disheartening, said, “No stone will be left unturned in the bid to bring the perpetrators to book.”
The governor, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, condoled with families of victims of the robbery, the Ogoga-in-Council and the people of Ikere-Ekiti.
Sources said that the armed robbers, who struck on Wednesday, attacked two banks in the community, killed three persons and left some people injured.
Oyebanji directed government hospitals in the state to take proper care of those injured during the robbery attack.
The governor, who stressed the importance of local vigilance in security, urged citizens with information that could help security agencies in their investigations to make such known to relevant authorities.
Oyebanji said, “The perpetrators of this heinous crime will not go unpunished. Our security agencies will go after them and ensure they face the guilt and wrath of the law.
“Our condolences to the families of victims of the robbery attack and the Ikere people,” he said.
The governor urged the people of the state to remain calm and vigilant as they go about their daily activities, adding that government was committed to their security and safety and would not spare any efforts at ridding the state of criminal elements.