An armed robbery operation was aborted today at First Bank in the Mpape area of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Naija News learnt that the robbers who stormed the bank in the morning were trapped inside until the bank became surrounded by policemen and soldiers.
The robbers were said to have confessed that “an insider” was working with them.
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.
See the video below:
Here is the video of the ongoing siege of First Bank, Mpape, Abuja where a team of @PoliceNG & @HQNigerianArmy are preventing armed robbers that attacked the bank from leaving.pic.twitter.com/mBFj4aXquj
— Dadiyata The Jonathanian (@The_Jonathanian) December 28, 2019
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