Armed Robbers invade Minna Banks, Carts away with Millions of Naira


Men of the underworld in the early hours of Tuesday attacked some new generation banks in Minna, the Niger State capital, and made away with undisclosed amount of money. The money, was, however, said to run into millions of Naira. The suspected armed robbers, numbering about 20, succeeded in attacking and stealing money only from First City Monument Bank, close to the Central Bank of Nigeria, Minna.

One of the security guards attached to one of the attacked banks who pleaded anonymity, told our Correspondent that the suspected armed robbers tried to attack the United Bank for Africa, which is almost opposite, but did not succeed.

He said they attacked the FCMB at about 2am.

He said they destroyed the ATM machine in the bank’s premises and made away with huge amount of money.

According to him: “The robbers broke the main gate of the bank injuring one policeman on duty, took away his AK47 rifle and tied the civil security guard on duty.”

Furthermore, he said the Chief Security Officer of the bank was assisting the police in the investigations.

A staff of the bank, who pleaded anonymity, told The Eagle Online that they were baffled when they resumed work on Tuesday morning to find security men positioned in the premises.

According to him “the robbers could not have access to the main hall because the doors are bullet proof.

They however broke the Automated Teller Machine and carted away with huge amounts of money.

“The security men on guard were tied by the robbers and the Police Officer who has gun ran away.

“They (security men) were taken to the station for questioning.”

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elkana, said the police has not made any arrest.

Elkana added: “The Police is still trailing the the robbers.”

Source: Eagle Eye


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