The attack which lasted for hours had left the banks damaged with many feared killed and many more injured.
The armed robbers were said to have made away with several millions of naira from the banks, leaving behind a tale of sorrow, tears and blood.
Initial reports had put the death toll at between 12 and 15, but the figure has risen significantly.
Nine police officers were among those killed in the attack while there are fears that the death toll may rise as some of the assailants were said to have attacked the police station in the area.
It was gathered that the gunmen arrived the town in seven vehicles and stationed themselves in each of the banks around 4:30 pm and held the town hostage before escaping through Igosun route in the area whey they allegedly abandoned the cars as seen in the pictures
The vehicles have been recovered at taken to the police station in the area.. #news #metro
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