Update: Two policemen, five others shot dead as robbers attack four banks in Edo

First Bank

First Bank, one of the banks the robbers hit

By Jethro Ibilele

Two policemen and five others have been shot dead as armed robbers attacked four banks in Uromi, Esan Northeast Local Government Area of Edo.

According to sources in the town, the affected banks are Zenith Bank, First Bank, Unity Bank and the United Bank for Africa (UBA).

The robbers struck on Thursday evening simultaneously at the four banks.

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Eyewitnesses said the gunmen got to the town in their numbers and in several vehicles before they attacked the four banks with dynamites.

Spokesman, Edo State Police Command, SP Bello Kontongs, confirmed the attack.

He also confirmed the killing of the two Police officers and five civilians in the attack.

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