10 People Killed In String Of Bank Robberies In Edo

10 People Killed In String Of Bank Robberies In Edo

By Wires Editor | The Trent on August 10, 2018
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boy Jos Loveth Ogbu, SARS, Bukola Adeoye
Nigerian Police | The Trent

Not more than 10 persons have been reportedly killed by suspected armed robbers in Igarra, in the Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.

Johnson Kokumo, the commissioner of police, confirmed the incident to journalists.

Although details of the incident were still sketchy as of the time of filing the report, it was gathered that the attack occurred on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

It was gathered that the gunmen on Thursday invaded the town, in attempt to rob the Unity Bank and Keystone Bank branches in the area.

They were said to have earlier stormed a police station close to the banks in a bid to demobilise the policemen.

A policeman and two detainees were said to have been shot dead at the police station, while three other persons outside the station were killed by the robbers.

It was learnt that the official vehicle of a newly posted area commander was also set ablaze by the robbers.

Our correspondent learnt that the robbers later made their way to the commercial banks, where four other persons where also killed.

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