Tragedy in Kogi As Robbers Invade Three Banks at the Same Time, Gunned Down 5 People

Tragedy in Kogi As Robbers Invade Three Banks at the Same Time, Gunned Down 5 People

  • Armed robbers have wasted about five lives in Kogi state after they attacked three banks simultaneously
  • The incident which claimed the lives of two ladies and three bank customers occurred in Ankpa in the Eastern senatorial district of Kogi state
  • According to reports, the robbers started shooting sporadically immediately they invaded the community

Five people were allegedly killed as dare devil armed robbers in a coordinated attack on Tuesday simultaneously invaded three banks in Ankpa in the Eastern senatorial district of Kogi state and carted away millions of naira while several people were said to be injured.

Among the casualties were said to be two ladies with one identified as Ummi and three men who were said to be bank customers. The corpses were said to have been deposited at Grace hospital, Ankpa

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Gunmen kills 5 in Kogi state
Gunmen have killed 5 people in Kogi state during a bank robbery. Photo: Yahaya Bello
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According to an eye witness account , the robbers were said to have invaded the community at about 2: 00 pm and began to shoot sporadically to enable them gain access to the banks vaults where they allegedly carted away millions of naira.

The incident was said to have caused serious pandemonium in the area and it’s environs as shops were hurriedly closed while people scampered to safety.

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Although, the police refused to confirm any casualty figures in the incident, the police public relations officer Willy Aya confirmed the incident in a press statement.

The statement reads: “Consequent upon the robbery attack on UBA, First bank and Zennith bank Ankpa simultaneously, the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command CP Edward Egbuka, immediately led a team of tactical operatives to the scenes for on-the-spot assessment.

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“He has equally ordered the deployment of additional operational assets consisting of operatives of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Quick Response Unit, State Intelligence Bureau in synergy with other security agencies to restore normalcy in the area.

“Meanwhile, the Police personnel on duty both at the station and the banks quickly recovered from the sudden attack and gallantly repelled the attackers who were forced to flee: some into nearby bushes, others with their vehicles. The hoodlums abandoned three vehicles used for the operation in their haste to escape, some of them with bullet wounds.

” The CP use this medium to call on the people of Ankpa and its adjoining communities to be on the lookout and report any body seen with bullet wounds to the Police or any other security Forces nearest to them.


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