Edo State police command says at least two police officers and five civilians has been killed following an attack on Zenith bank, UBA, First bank and union bank In Uromi, Edo State, Nigeria. READ ALSO A look at Osun arm robbery attack
According to the Police relation officers who spoke to news men, confirmed that the bandits used sophisticated weapons during the attack. Bello Kontongs who is the Police PRO, termed the simultaneous attack on the four banks in Uromi, Edo state Nigeria as ” a dynamite one.” ..See how bandits attacks bullion van, made away with raw cashSee how bandits attacks bullion van, made away with raw cash
So far, a Mobile police officer from mopol 60 who was attached to the bank and another police officer from the Auchi police division were confirmed dead. Five civilians also lost their lives on the deadly attack.
” we have reinforced and has began rigorous man-hunt on the robbers, we will definitely do our best to capture them.” Edo state Police public relation officer says. He added that the incident occured around 5pm.
Accorsing to Arome, an eyewitness, “they came around 5pm, we didn’t expect such. It was too sudden that my heart almost fell off my chest. I was so scared because the shooting was much.”
When asked if the attackers succeeded in going away with cash, Arome says, “they killed the security officers in the bank and also killed 5 civilians. There was no help from any security who engaged them. They came freely and went away with what they came for. “
Another eye withness who would not want his name mentioned says the robbers came with jeep and motorcycles, shot sporadically and eventually made their ways to the banks. The eyewitness confirmed that huge sum was moved away from the bank.