LAGOS, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed and several others seriously injured on Tuesday when gunmen stormed a commercial bank in southwest Nigeria's Ilawe-Ekiti town of Ekiti state, a local official said.
Adebanji Alabi, head of the town, who expressed shock at the attack, said the gunmen had turned his domain to a war front, deploying dynamites and grenade which caused panic in the community.
"It was a terrible experience, my palace is very close to the bank. It was terrifying, it was like a war front. They kept detonating grenades during the attack," he added.
The raid on the bank in the community was coming barely three weeks after a similar incident at a first generation bank in Ifaki Ekiti in which a policeman died.
The robbers stormed the bank and operated unhindered, shooting sporadically into the air, a police source told Xinhua.
They reportedly blew up the bank's security door with dynamite before gaining entrance and carting away an unspecified amount of money.