A failed attempt by a group of armed robbers to raid two banks in Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State has left no less than 10 victims including a policeman dead.
According to reports, the gunmen attacked a police station which is about 1.2 kilometre from the banks, setting ablaze official vehicles at the premises and also killed a policeman alongside two detainees who were arrested for minor offences.
Recounting the incident, Otaru of Igarra, Elder Folorunsho Dania, the Palace Secretary to the paramount ruler of the community confirmed the death of 10 persons.
“This is a serious case, armed robbers have besieged Igarra so many lives lost, 10 dead persons have been counted.
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“The police station set ablaze, the Area Commander’s new car set ablaze because we have an area commander now, then close to the police station, three people were killed and in the banks many persons were killed during the raid on the banks. It is a calamity.
“In all, 10 lives have gone. They could not access the strong room of the banks. The people that were killed in bank were outside the bank premises.
“Four persons killed within the bank premises, a policeman killed in the police station then a stone throw from the police station, three persons were killed, the car of the new area commander was set ablaze. Igarra is in a war scene, I am right at the police station.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor information about the failed robbery attempt was still sketchy as a full report of the incident was yet to be received.
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