Nigerian Police Recover Vehicles Used To Rob Multiple Banks In Kogi

The Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Police Force says it recuperated three of the vehicles utilized in bank burglaries in the Ankpa locale of the state on Tuesday.

the looters equipped with refined weapons on Tuesday assaulted banks in the Ankpa Local Government Area of the state.

The looters raged the local area and worked for near an hour unchallenged.

The escaping outfitted men were said to have deserted the three vehicles at the location of the crime.

prior announced that the looters assaulted numerous banks in the state and showed up in the impacted local area in a few transports, vehicles and motorbikes.

Agents of the police and other security organizations were said to have run away from the area because of the capability of the refined weapons of the looters.

in any case, discovered that the burglars showed up in a few vehicles including transports.

“Others were on motorbikes,” a source had said.

“Subsequent to burglarizing banks for about 60 minutes, they drove viciously yet 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.”

In the interim, a proclamation delivered on Wednesday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP William Aya, expressed “resulting upon the burglary assault on the United Bank for Africa, First bank and Zenith Bank Ankpa at the same time, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, quickly drove a group of strategic agents to the scenes for an on-the-spot evaluation.”

As per him, the cops on the job at both the station and the banks recuperated quick from the unforeseen surge and opposed the aggressors, who had to escape in shrubs and their vehicles.

Aya revealed that the criminals deserted three vehicles utilized for the activity as they escaped. He added that a portion of the looters likewise supported shot injuries.

He communicated trust that the unwanted vehicles will help the police in their examination of the occurrence.

He added that the state police official had coordinated that extra versatile police work force, functional resources, Counter Terrorism Unit, Quick Response Unit, and State Intelligence Bureau ought to be sent to reestablish harmony in the impacted local area.

He noticed that the police magistrate likewise encouraged occupants of Ankpa and the connecting networks to be watching out for anybody with shot injuries and report to the police.There have been a progression of bank burglaries in Kogi, for the most part dangerous.

In December 2021, a few outfitted killed four regular people, a cop and a bank safety officer during an activity that went on about 60 minutes, passing on occupants to rush to somewhere safe and secure. The burglars went after banks in Egbe and Odo Ere people group in the Yagba West Local Council of Kogi.

Likewise in June 2020, no less than eight cops were killed while others were harmed when looters went after a bank in Isanlu town, in the Yagba East nearby government region of the state.

As per reports, the looters who were supposed to be outfitted with AK47s and dynamites were in excess of 20 in number.

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