Six killed as robbers attack bank


By Juliet Odey
A commercial bank in Igara, headquarters of Akoko-Edo LGA of Edo State was on Thursday night attacked by armed killing six.
The state Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Johnson Kokumo, said the robbers were killed in a gun battle with the police guarding the bank.
“The robbers divided themselves, with one mandated to go to the police station, apparently to prevent the police from responding to a possible distress call from the bank,” he said.
He added that during the attack on the police station, an inspector and two civilians were killed.
“When the other half got to the Keystone Bank, they forcefully entered the banking hall, and when the distress call came from the bank the police could not move there as it was under attack,”
Three of the criminals were shot down by the police on guard and their arms were recovered.


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