Robbers blow up police station, raid three banks, kill four in Kogi

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Armed robbers on Tuesday attacked three commercial banks in Egbe and Odo-Ere in Yagba-West local government area, Kogi, killing four people and injuring many others.

This has been confirmed by the police commissioner, Idris Dauda in Lokoja.

He however, noted that he was awaiting details on the violent attacks from the area commander at press time.

The armed robbery, according to reports, stormed the area at about 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday and lasted for about two hours as the police operatives tried to repel the robbers.

The criminals drove to Egbe town in a Toyota Highlander and other vehicles suspected to have been snatched from their owners along with three Bajaj motorcycles.

Consequently, they were said to have bombed the police station with improvised explosive devices, causing residents to flee.

The robbers left the Divisional Police Headquarters before proceeding to a branch of the Access Bank Plc in the town.

They killed the security guard on duty and one other person. Several people injured were rushed to ECWA Hospital in Egbe.

The robbers also attacked a branch of First Bank of Nigeria in Egbe, out of business for more than two years due to constant robbery attacks.

After the robbery attacks in Egbe, the robbers moved towards Odo-Ere, headquarters of Yagba-West.

They were said to have had a field day at the UBA branch in the town after attacking a police station with residents fleeing for their lives.

At the UBA branch, a security guard was killed on the bank’s premises, and stray bullets also killed a lady in her 20s as the robbers shot indiscriminately.