The Kogi State Police Command on Wednesday affirmed the robbery of three business banks in Ankpa town, Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State.
It was assembled that the completely outfitted looters numbering more than 15 attacked the three banks all the while at around 3 pm on Tuesday and burglarized the banks including clients.
An onlooker said one wanderer shot killed a young woman who was near one of the banks that was being ransacked around then.
The looters as per a source worked in more than one bank locally for a few hours unchallenged.
Sources near the scene told Blueprint reporter that the looters moved from one bank to the next and left the town in projectile shells.
An understudy of Kogi state college has purportedly been shot demise at the location of pulling out cash from the bank’s ATM.
In the mean time, the State Police PRO, SP William Ayah in a press explanation gave on Wednesday affirmed the occurrence.
As indicated by him, the outfitted looters attacked three banks specifically UBA, First bank, and Zenith bank Ankpa all the while.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command CP Edward Egbuka, promptly drove a group of strategic agents to the scenes for on-the-spot evaluation and has similarly requested the organization of extra functional resources comprising of agents of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Quick Response Unit, State Intelligence Bureau in collaboration with other security organizations to reestablish predictability nearby.
“The Police staff working both at the station and the banks immediately recuperated from the abrupt assault and chivalrously repulsed the aggressors who had to escape: some into neighboring hedges, others with their vehicles. The criminals deserted three vehicles utilized for the activity in their scurry to get away, some of them with shot injuries.
“The CP utilize this medium to approach individuals of Ankpa and its abutting networks to be keeping watch and report anyone seen with projectile injuries to the Police or some other security Forces closest to them.
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The escaping outfitted men were said to have deserted the three vehicles at the location of the crime.
Agents of the police and other security organizations were said to have run away from the area because of the capability of the complex weapons of the looters.
“Subsequent to looting banks for about 60 minutes, they drove viciously however consistently out of Ankpa with ceaseless shots.
“They left through Okpo street, however nobody knows their objective as the shots were excessively weighty. Most Ankpa inhabitants are as yet stowing away as they couldn’t say whether the assault has finished.”
Please retweet until his family found him, he was shot in the bank robbery Operation that happened at Ankpa Kogi State…..🙏 pic.twitter.com/vPu9JkgfNT
— AA&A (@AdamsAbdlrahman) September 6, 2022
Video View on deadly Kogi Bank robbery today.
Zenith Bank, First Bank and UBA were all robbed as reported.
More report has that inmates were also released from prisons. pic.twitter.com/WE4467iOpl
— SALISBURY (@SALLISBURRY) September 6, 2022
Bank Robbery: Daredevil Robbers Attack First Bank And Zenith Bank Branches At Ankpa, Kogi State
Daredevil robbers this afternoon attacked the First Bank and Zenith Bank branches at Ankpa town, Ankpa LGA, Kogi State. The pic.twitter.com/a5MG5Et7Uz
— Eastern Consigliere (@eastconsigliere) September 6, 2022