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7 killed As Armed Robbers Attack 4 Banks, Police Station In Uromi, Edo State [Video]

Seven people lost their lives in an attack carried out by gunmen on several banks in Uromi, Edo state.

No less than seven persons including two policemen have been killed in a coordinated robbery attack on commercial banks in Uromi, Esan North-West local government area of Edo State.

7 killed As Armed Robbers Attack 4 Banks, Police Station In Uromi, Edo State [Video]

Armed Robbers Attack Banks In Uromi

It was gathered that the gunmen who come in their numbers on Thursday afternoon, February 24, attacked First Bank, UBA, Zenith, and Union Banks with dynamites for over one hour.

Seven persons, including two policemen and five civilians, were killed by the armed robbers who were said to have succeeded in making away with a large sum of money from the four banks.

A resident who witnessed the incident said “The armed robbers laid siege, right from Angle 90 Junction in Uromi, through Tazona Junction, with heavy gunfire and explosives, while three commercial banks were simultaneously attacked.

“A metallic/silver Toyota Lexus 350 Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) was fully loaded with cash, which the armed robbers hurriedly escaped with, while moving towards Ubiaza’s old road, and shooting sporadically to scare passersby and prevent any challenge from security operatives.”

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Police Confirms Robbery Attacks In Edo

When contacted by Vanguard, the Police Public Relations Officer in the Edo State Police Command, Bello Kontongs in a terse text message said four banks and a police station were attacked.

Kontongs said “Zenith, UBA, First Bank, Union Bank, and the Police Division are confirmed attacked while two police personnel and five civilians lost their lives. For now.”

A staff of one of the affected banks said the robbers came prepared with dynamites which they used to gain entrance to the banks before escaping with huge cash from the banks.

The source said, “The robbers came over-prepared. We had the full complement of staff when they stormed our bank and forced their way into the banking hall using dynamites.

“They were shooting everywhere, destroyed vehicles in the compound and they succeeded in getting into our strongroom and went away with the cash available there. Thank God no life was lost in our bank”.

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This comes just two weeks after armed robbers killed two policemen and an unspecific number of civilians during an attack on a bullion van in Oyo State.

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