Kogi Bank Robbery: Over 18 Armed Robbers Kill DPO, Others At First Bank
Nine people, including eight police officers and a civilian, were feared to be killed in Isanlu, Kogi, on Thursday, when a group of armed robbers attacked a branch of the city’s First Bank.
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) said the city division police officers, five other police officers, and two other police officers(female) were among those killed.
A NAN source said that while division police officers, two female police officers, and four policemen officers were killed at the police station, one police officer was killed at the bank site.
Another victim, a civilian, died when he was hit by a homeless bullet.
It is said that armed robbers broke into the police station around 1 am and fired on all officers and people on duty.
The source told NAN that the police station had been completely destroyed by armed robbers who had released all prisoners.
The robbers then went to the first branch of the district bank, where they killed one of the policemen on duty and distributed money.
An eyewitness, Mr. Segun Thomas, told NAN that the robbery operation lasted almost an hour.
“The robbers came in two vehicles – a bus and a car, which also fled the city.
NAN learned that the car, which is believed to have been stolen from its owner, was later recovered around Kizito College in Isanlu.
William Aya, a spokesman for the Kogi police command, confirmed the robbery and raids, on the police station but added that the death toll was “still very on clear”
The police commissioner, Mr. Ede Ayuba, sent the deputy police commissioner in charge of the operation to Isanlu to find out the actual situation,” he told NAN.
Ayuba promised to inform the press “as soon as the details were available”.
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