Five persons were feared killed yesterday when an 11-man robbery gang attacked a first generation bank in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, and carting away unspecified amount of cash.
It was learnt that the dare-devil robbers, armed to the teeth with sophisticated weapons, blew-up the bank vault.
According to eye witness accounts, the robbers shot sporadically into the air to scare bystanders away just as customers who were inside the banking hall doing transactions scampered for safety.
The incident, which took place in the morning lasted for several minutes and the men of the underworld had a field day despite the fact that security operatives were stationed some few metres away at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Agbor.
Confirming the incident, State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Lucky Uyabeme, said the police command has intensified a full-scale manhunt for the fleeing robbers.