Breaking: 6 Killed as Daredevil Armed Robbers Attack 4 Banks in Edo

Breaking: 6 Killed as Daredevil Armed Robbers Attack 4 Banks in Edo

  • At four commercial banks in Esan North-East local government area in Edo state were invaded by armed robbers
  • The robbers raided Uromi town on the evening of Thursday, February 24, shooting sporadically into the air
  • SP Bello Kontongs, the spokesperson for statepolice command, has confirmed the incident, adding that six people wer killed

Uromi, Edo state - A report by P.M News indicates that armed robbers on Thursday evening, February 24, attacked no fewer than 4 commercials bank in Uromi, Esan North-East local government area in Edo state.

The newspaper added that the banks were simultaneously attacked by the suspected armed robbers in Uromi town.

Armed Robbers attack banks in Edo
No fewer than six persons were shot dead by armed robbers that raided four banks in Edo state. Photo credit: @ngpolice
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The gunmen in a coordinated raid that lasted over an hour had initially attacked a police station in the area before proceeding to the banks, Daily Trust.

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A resident who spoke on condition of anonymity described the attacks on the banks by the hoodlums as too coordinated in commando style.

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The masked gunmen in several vehicles blew the banks entrance door of the banks opened with dynamites and carted away a huge amount of money from the three banks raided.

The spokesman of state police command, SP Bello Kontongs confirming the attack said two police officers and four civilian lost their life in the incident.

Tension in Ibadan as robbers attack bullion van, kill policemen, others, video emerges previously reported that there was tension in the air on Thursday, February 10, when robbers attacked a bullion van in Idi-Ape area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital city.

Two policemen died with the robbers shooting sporadically while carrying out the operation.

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The armed robbers reportedly killed some persons including police officers at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, just after attacking a bullion van.

Robbery suspect who dressed as herder nabbed during operation

Meanwhile, operatives of the Ogun state police command arrested a robbery suspect identified as Biodun Rasheed.

Rasheed who was reportedly dressed like a herder was apprehended by operatives during a robbery operation at mile 6 along Ajebo road, Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police spokesman made the disclosure on Thursday, November 25, to newsmen. It was gathered that officers attached to Kemta divisional headquarters in Odeda local government area had received a distress call that robbers were operating in the area.


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