One killed, four arrested in foiled Abuja bank robbery


The FCT Police Command said on Saturday that it killed one person and arrested four suspects in a foiled bank robbery in Mpape area of the territory.

A statement by the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mariam Yusuf, an assistant superintendent of police, said the suspects were arrested while trying to escape.

She said the prompt response to a distress call by operatives of the command foiled the attempted robbery of a First Bank branch in the area.

“Police operatives were immediately deployed to the scene and engaged in cross fire with the robbers thereby foiling the attack on the bank.

“The operation, with the backup of soldiers, led to the arrest of four suspects and killing of one person while trying to escape,” she said.

Mrs Yusuf said the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Command, Bala Ciroma, had ordered discreet investigation into the incident.

She called on FCT residents to remain calm, as normalcy had been restored and pledged the commitment of the police to nip crime in the bud and ensure safety in the territory.

Mrs Yusuf urged the public to call on the police through this phone numbers 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 or 08028940883 in case of emergency.


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