Armed robbers broke into three banks on Friday in Benue State’s Otukpo district and stole millions of naira in cash.
According to Africhome sources, Around 3:15 p.m., the alleged robbers entered the town via car and used dynamite to smash open the entrance.
The alleged robbers are said to have killed seven individuals during their hour-long rampage, including two police officers and a former councilman who were conducting business in one of the impacted banks.
The thieves attacked the police station first, according to an eyewitness who only gave his name as Sunny and who owns a Point On Sales company next to one of the banks. They then went to the banks, he claimed.”People and onlookers were made aware of the robbers’ approach by sporadic gunshots.
UBA, Zenith Bank, United Bank for Africa, and First Bank Plc are among the affected banks.
“The robbers carried out their operations for more than an hour without encountering any security personnel, and they killed two people.
The robbers, according to the eyewitness, were throwing naira bills as they fled in two Hilux vehicles and one car.
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