Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Many reportedly killed in Edo bank robbery this morning

Many people were killed after armed robbers struck a bank at Igarra, in Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State this morning. Eyewitnesses say the robbers arrived the bank at about 6am, killed the security guard, carted away with money in the bank before engaging the police in a serious gun battle. Many people were left with bullet wounds after the robbers fired gunshots in the air in a bid to scare the police and residents of the area away. None of the robbers were arrested.

The state police spokesman, Stanley Osifo confirmed the incident and said he and the state commissioner of police have been to the scene of the incident.

Attempt by the robbers who robbed and killed scores in Igarra last night to escape enroute Makeke Ojah road met brink walls as vigilantes in Makeke town took up the role of the police to protect the people. The robbers who met resistance from the civilian security killed one of the vigilantes and escaped into the forest. Angered by the death of their colleagues, the vigilantes mobilized into the bush and confronted the robbers. Four of the robbers were reportedly killed by the vigilante. Also, the robbers abandoned 1 pump action and seven AK47 to enable them free movement.

Below is the photo of the dead armed robber and items recovered above...