On Thursday, armed robbers invaded Igarra, the headquarters of Akoko-Edo Native Authorities Space of Edo State and killed at the very least 12 people of their bid to rob two business banks within the space.
The robbers had earlier attacked the native police station the place they shot and killed a policeman on responsibility with two detainees whereas additionally setting the one automobile on sight , a Toyota Hilux on fireplace earlier than continuing to assault the banks.
The Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident however stated details about the assault was nonetheless sketchy. No less than 4 different individuals had been reportedly killed on the banks when the armed males couldn’t achieve entry to the vaults of the banks.
One of many youths in the neighborhood Ofei Obende stated they tried to withstand the robbers however had been overpowered by their firepower however that the police within the banks had exchanged of gunfire which he stated was liable for the loss of life of the three unidentifiable our bodies. He stated one other unknown particular person was caught within the cross fireplace and will assist police of their investigation.
Talking on his cell phone from Igarra, the Palace Secretary to the paramount ruler of the neighborhood, Otaru of Igarra, Elder Folorunsho Dania confirmed the incident however decided efforts to get throughout to the Edo state police spokesman, Mr. Chidi Nwanbuzor proved futile as his cell phone was switched off