A combined team of military personnel and Police officers has nabbed some robbers who stormed the First Bank in Mpape, Abuja on Saturday morning.
The robbers, who had been trapped in the bank, were arrested by a joint team of the police and military.
However, one of them was killed. Some eyewitnesses claimed that a staff who served as an ‘insider-assistant’ to the robbers was also nabbed.
The attackers were said to have alleged that “an insider” was working with them.
The police, in an official reaction, said the FCT Command scuttled the attempted robbery at about noon.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam, in a statement, said: “Police Operatives were immediately deployed to the scene and engaged in crossfire with the robbers thereby foiling the attack on the bank with the backup of the Military.
“Consequently, Four suspects were arrested and one shot dead while trying to escape. The Commissioner of Police has ordered a discreet investigation of the incident”, the spokesman said.
“The Command urges residents to remain calm as normalcy has been restored while reaffirming its commitment to nip crime in the bud and ensure safety in the FCT. In case of emergency contact the Command through any of these emergency numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883,” he added.