FULL DETAILS: One killed four arrested as Police, Army foil Abuja bank robbery

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A combined team of Police and Army personnel on Saturday killed one and arrested four suspects who attempted to rob a first generation bank in the Mpape area of Abuja.

The robbers reportedly arrived the bank at about 10 am, shooting sporadically in the air.

Residents immediately placed a distress call to Security operatives who arrived in no time.

The Police, Army and the Department of State Security, then cordoned and engaged the criminals in a gun battle.

After about four hours, the security officials overpowered the criminals and arrested them

Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Mariam Yusuf, said four of the robbers have been arrested while one was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the Police.

FCT Police Commissioner, Bala Ciroma who also confirmed the attack said preliminary investigations has shown that one of the arrested suspects is an insider, who has affiliations with the bank.

He also said investigations are still ongoing to unravel the full circumstances surrounding the incident.




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