Reports from Ankpa in Kogi State say, armed men suspected to be robbers, have attacked and raided three banks in the town.
The armed men, numbering about 30, reportedly invaded the three commercial banks on Tuesday in Ankpa around 2pm.
Our Correspondent reports that, consequent upon the robbery attack on UBA, First bank and Zennith bank Ankpa simultaneously, the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command CP Edward Egbuka, psc immediately led a team of tactical operatives to the scenes for on-the-spot assessment and has equally ordered the deployment of additional operational assets consisting of operatives of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Quick Response Unit, State Intelligence Bureau in synergy with other security agencies to restore normalcy in the area.
A statement issued by the police on the robbery attack, obtained by Nigerian Kicker says, the Police personnel on duty both at the station and the banks quickly recovered from the sudden attack and gallantly repelled the attackers who were forced to flee – some into nearby bushes, others with their vehicles with bullet wounds.
The statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Ovye Aya, said the hoodlums abandoned three vehicles used for the operation in their haste to escape.
“The CP use this medium to call on the people of Ankpa and it adjoining communities to be on the lookout and report any body seen with bullet wounds to the Police or any other security Forces nearest to them.
“The CP assures that the Command is committed to working in synergy with other security agencies as well as patriotic stakeholders in the ongoing onslaught against crimes and criminality to make the State a safe and secure place for all and sundry.
He further tasked the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Investigation Department (SCID) to commence investigations so as to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the act, trail the hoodlums with a view to apprehending and bringing them to book,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police urges members of the public to go about their lawful businesses as they continue to collaborate with the Police and other security agencies with credible and timely information on the activities of criminal elements in their environs.
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