Posted by By DAVID ONWUCHEKWA, Nnewi on
Armed robbers have struck in Obosi community, Anambra State killing four policemen and later robbing five new generation banks in Nnewi. The dare-devil hoodlums made away with millions of naira and foreign currencies in the robbery incident that lasted over four hours.
Armed robbers have struck in Obosi community, Anambra State killing four policemen and later robbing five new generation banks in Nnewi.
The dare-devil hoodlums made away with millions of naira and foreign currencies in the robbery incident that lasted over four hours.
About eight hundred expended bullet shells and seven gas cylinders, used to rip open banks vaults, were shown to Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State and the state Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Amusa Bello, who visited the affected banks.
Daily Sun gathered that the hoodlums numbering more than 40 came for the operation in buses and jeeps, armed with dangerous weapons including AK47 and carpentry tools, robbing the banks one after another on Edo Ezemewi road popularly called Bank Road.
When Daily Sun joined a team of government officials and security agents to assess the extent of damage at the banks, most of the banks’ vaults were devastated as valuable documents and computer sets littered the floors. ATM machines and security doors of the banks were all shattered with bullets.
Commenting, Governor Obi said his government would work with the security agents in the state to avoid re-occurrence of the incident.
“Look at the equipment they came with. Look at the number of expended bullets shells there. They were articulated. Obviously it was an organized robbery. But be calm and see what government is going to do,” Obi told the crowd that gathered during the visit.
Anambra State deputy commissioner of police, Mr Amusa Bello told journalists that the armed robbers started the operation at Obosi in Idemili North local government area, where he said the robbers killed one ASP, inspector, sergeant and corporal, and made away with AK47 rifle before they moved down to Nnewi to rob the banks.
Said Bello: “It was after that operation that they came to Nnewi. The number of robbers was so many that whoever tried to have a direct contact with them will be committing suicide. We don’t want our men to commit suicide.”
He said police, however, ambushed the daredevils who suffered casualties as some of them were killed but escaped with their injured
Bello said no arrest has been made but vowed that the police will fish out the armed robbers.
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