DAILY GIST has obtained a video clip showing the moment armed robbers carted away money from one of the commercial banks they robbed in Uromi area of Edo state.
At least, seven persons including two police officers were killed following the gunmen attack on commercial banks in the area, a police official stated.
The incident took place on Thursday afternoon, February 23, and videos shared earlier showed residents of the area scampering to safety as the gunmen shot sporadically.
It was gathered that large sums totaling into millions of naira were carted away by the suspected to run robbers.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the Edo State Police Command, Bello Kontongs in a terse text statement
He noted that four banks and the police station were attacked.
He said “Zenith, UBA, First Bank, Union Bank, and the Police Division are confirmed attacked while two police personnel and five civilians lost their lives. For now.”
A staff of one of the affected banks said the robbers came prepared. “The robbers came over-prepared. We had the full complement of staff when they stormed our bank and forced their way into the banking hall using dynamites. They were shooting everywhere, destroyed vehicles in the compound and they succeeded in getting into our strongroom and went away with the cash available there. Thank God no life was lost in our bank”‘.
A resident who witnessed the incident said “The armed robbers laid siege, right from Angle 90 Junction in Uromi, through Tazona Junction, with heavy gunfire and explosives, while three commercial banks were simultaneously attacked.
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