17th October, 2013
Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State, northcentral Nigeria, Mr Olufemi Adenaike says he will soon meet with all bank managers to plan new strategies to end the spate of armed robbery attacks on banks in the state.
Adenaike told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna that the recent targeting of banks in the state by armed robbers was “worrying”.
NAN reports that gunmen had in the last two weeks carried out robbery attacks on banks in Saminaka and Makarfi, killing at least two people and carting away undisclosed sums of money.
Adenaike said the meeting would help to evolve new security measures to protect financial institutions against further attacks.
He urged the public to be security conscious and assist security operatives with information to apprehend those behind the robbery incidents.
“We must all be conscious of our environment and report any suspicious person to the security agencies towards ensuring the security of lives and properties of all,” he said.
The police commissioner assured the people of the state, including areas where the attacks occurred, to go about their normal businesses, saying that the police and other security agencies were in full control of the situation.