Police Foil Robbery Attempt On Abuja Bank
Former Vice President and 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, has reacted as security operatives foiled an attempted bank robbery in Abuja on Saturday.
Atiku in his reaction hailed the combined team of security operatives including the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Army which prevented the robbery.
It will be recalled Naija News earlier reported that security operatives foiled a robbery attack at First Bank, Mpape, in the outskirts of Abuja, the nation’s capital.
In his reaction, Atiku tweeted: “I’m proud of the proactiveness of the @HQNigerianArmy and @PoliceNG in foiling the bank robbery in Abuja.
“It is my hope that this will be the face of a reinvigorated security in the new year.”
It was gathered that policemen and soldiers were deployed to the area and surrounded the bank premises hindering the thieves from carrying out their operation successfully.
Giving further information on the incident, the police, in an official reaction, via a statement by ASP Yusuf Mariam, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer said the FCT Command scuttled the attempted robbery at about 1200hrs.
“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 statement said.