Four security agents, six others killed in Edo bank robbery


No fewer than 10 persons were killed, following a robbery attack at two banks in Igarra, Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.
The incident occurred about 5 p.m. when the robbers invaded the community in an attempt to rob the two commercial banks in the town killing 10 persons, including security officers attached to the banks.
A resident of the community, Mr Ofei Obende, said the robbers attacked the police station in the town before attacking the banks, killing four security men at the bank premises.
The Secretary to the Otaru of Igarra, Chief Folorunsho Dania, said 10 persons were feared dead and the police station set ablaze.
“This is a serious case, armed robbers have besieged Igarra, 10 persons have been killed”, he said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, said information about the attack was still sketchy and would release details later.
Six persons were killed in a similar attack in November, 2015 when armed robbers invaded the community.


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