Staff arrested as Police, Soldiers foil bank robbery in Abuja

Nicholas Kalu, Okodili Ndidi, Gbenga Omokhunu and Juliana Agbo, Abuja


An attempt to raid an old generation bank in Mpape area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by dare-devil robbers in alleged connivance with some of the bank’s staff and security men was foiled by Policemen and soldiers from the Guards Brigade.

One of the armed robbers was killed during a gun duel with security operatives, while four others were arrested after they were smoked out of the banking hall with tear gas.

Also held by the Police from Mpape Division for questioning were some staff and the bank’s security men, who were suspected to have aided the bandits’ entrance into the banking hall.

It was curious how they gained access into the bank on a Saturday when the bank was closed without any resistance or firing a shot.

According to eyewitnesses the robbers gained access into the bank without any kind of resistance and were almost making away with their loot when a bank customer who was using…

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