The Ekiti State Police Command has assured residents of the state of adequat+e protection of their lives and property.
The command also gave the assurance that banks and other business concerns operating in the state would be provided with adequate security.
The command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Mohammed Jimoh, told newsmen in Ado-Ekiti that there was no cause for fear in the state.
Reacting to Tuesday’s robbery attempt in a first-generation bank in Emure-Ekiti in Emure local government area, Jimoh advised the residents to go about their businesses.
“We are using this opportunity to inform all law abiding citizens of Ekiti State to continue with their businesses and that the police will protect them”.
“Nobody should entertain any fear because the police have taken control of the security situation in Ekiti State,” the PPRO said.
He confirmed the attempted robbery on the bank which led to the closure of banks in the state on Tuesday.
He recalled how the police patrol team was able to “dislodge” the robbers before they could rob the bank.
“Immediately we heard about the robbery incident, our men quickly moved into the area and dislodged the robbers who abandoned the bank and fled”.
“Banks and other people engaged in legitimate commercial activities are assured by the police authorities in Ekiti of the safety of their businesses and that the command has put in place security arrangements to protect them and their businesses,’’ he said.
Jimoh, who called on members of the public to always inform the police of any suspicious movement in their areas or communities, noted that crime fighting and control should be the collaborative effort of everybody in the society.
It would be recalled that in the Tuesday’s incident, banks in Ado-Ekiti, Ikole-Ekiti, Ikere-Ekiti, Aramoko, Iworoko-Ekiti and Ijero, among others, were shut for the fear of attack by the robbers.