BREAKING: Several injured as Nigeria gunmen rob banks and attack police
LOKOJA, Nigeria (The Informant) – Bank robbers armed with assault rifles attacked three banks and a police station in North Central Nigeria, in a coordinated strike that left several injured, local sources and police said on Wednesday.
It was the latest in a spate of security lapses in Nigeria in recent times.
The attack took place Tuesday afternoon in the remote town of Ankpa, in Kogi state. The robbers opened fire at several of the targets, including a police station, local sources told The Informant247.
Police commissioner for Kogi state Edward Egbuka gave the names of the Banks robbed as UBA, First Bank and Zennith Bank, all in Ankpa.
He explained that immediately the alert of the robbery was received, Anti Robbery Squad quickly led a team of tactical operatives to the scenes for on-the-spot assessment.
“The good news is that the Police personnel on duty both at the station and the banks, who quickly recovered from the sudden attack, gallantly repelled the attackers and forced them to flee, some into nearby bushes, while others with their vehicles…WATCH.THE.VIRAL..VIDEO
“The robbers abandoned three vehicles used for the operation in their haste to escape, some of them with bullet wounds,” he said.