Abuja Bank Robbery: Banker, Three Others Arrested, One Killed As Seige Ends (Video)
The siege at the First Bank in Mpape, Abuja, which started Saturday morning, has ended.
The robbers, who had been trapped in the back, have been arrested by a joint team of the police and military.
However, one of them was killed.
Some eyewitness claimed that a staff, was also nabbed.
The attackers were said to have alleged that “an insider” was working with them.
The police, in an official reaction, said the FCT Command scuttled the attempted robbery at about 1200hrs.
ASP Yusuf Mariam, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement,
said: “Police Operatives were immediately deployed to the scene and engaged
in crossfire with the robbers thereby foiling the attack on the bank with the
back up of the Military.
“Consequently, Four suspects were arrested and one shot dead while
trying to escape. The Commissioner of Police has ordered a discreet
investigation of the incident”, the spokesman said.
“The Command urges residents to remain calm as normalcy has been
restored while reaffirming its commitment to nip crime in the bud
and ensure safety in the FCT. In case of emergency contact the
Command through any of these emergency numbers: 08032003913,
08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883,” he added.
Watch video from the robbery scene below.
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