No less than six persons including a motorcyclist and two bank clients have been supposedly killed in a bank robbery attack at Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.
It was learnt that the burglars raged the town in two Toyota Sienna transports at around 6pm on Tuesday, where some of them supposedly assaulted a police headquarters in the zone and killed two policemen.
The others were said to have assaulted another era bank nearby, allegedly pulverized the passage with explosives and trucked away an undisclosed amount of cash.
The motorcyclist, bank clients and a private security man were additionally said to have been shot dead in the bank premises.
Two banks, Unity Bank and Keystone Bank, were said to be situated in the influenced town and arranged inverse one another, along Momomodu Ajayi street.
It was, in any case, not clear which of the banks was assaulted and whether cash was trucked away.
It was additionally learnt that the episode has made trepidation and grieving in the influenced group, with a few occupants mourning what they depicted as lacking security in the zone.
Be that as it may, our reporter learnt that the criminals were later gone up against and one of them murdered by watchfulness bunches, why should said have assembled and blockaded their way out course, along Ekpedo-Ekpe street, a zone flanking Kogi State.
One of the vehicles said to have been utilized by the criminals was additionally purportedly seized by the neighborhood security bunches.
The vigilante pioneer said, “When they began the operation in Igarra, we immediately assembled our kin around the encompassing towns, in light of the fact that they (looters) came through Lampese to Ososo and down to Igarra and they were additionally about-facing through the hub going through Enwan.
“Our men blockaded their course and there was trade of gunfire. One of them was murdered, another was captured while numerous got away with shot injuries. They (vigilante) additionally appropriated one of the vehicles they utilized.”
In any case, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike, who affirmed the occurrence, told our reporter on the phone that one of the suspects had been captured.
He likewise said that the police recuperated an aggregate total of N4,452,500, 11 AK47 rifles and 39 unexploded IEDs.
Ezike said, “I can likewise affirm that one of the thieves has been captured. One kicked the bucket in a gunfire trade. Eleven AK47 rifles were recouped; I have quite recently completed a question and answer session in Igarra now.
“We have likewise recuperated N4,452,500 from them. We have recouped 41 AK47 magazines, 39 ad libbed dangerous gadgets, unexploded and we recuperated a