Thursday, August 9, 2018

Armed Robbers Attack Banks, Kill 10 & Set Ablaze Area Commander’s Car In Edo State


Reports reaching us indicates that no fewer than 10 persons have been reportedly killed by suspected armed robbers in Igarra, in the Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.

It was gathered that the gunmen on Thursday invaded the town, in attempt to rob the Unity Bank and Keystone Bank branches in the area.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, who confirmed the incident said the gunmen had earlier stormed a police station close to the banks in a bid to demobilize the policemen.

A policeman and two detainees were said to have been shot dead at the police station, while three other persons outside the station were killed by the robbers.

It was learnt that the official vehicle of a newly posted area commander was also set ablaze by the robbers and made their way to the commercial banks, where four other persons were also killed.

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