FCT police, military foil bank robbery at Abaji

Operatives of the Nigerian Police led by the commissioner of police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, in a combined operation with the military, foiled a robbery attack at Abaji Divisional Police headquarters and first bank PLC in Abaji by a group of fifteen armed men who attacked with dynamites in attempt to rob the bank.

A statement Police Public Relations Officer by SP Josephine Adeh, disclosed that on getting information about the attacks, mobilized to scene and repelled the attack.

According to the statement, the security forces engaged the armed robbers in an intense gun duel, forcing them to scamper to safety with various degrees of bullet wounds.

It said the security forces succeeded in apprehending three suspects, namely, Usman (surname yet unknown), who was reported to be the gang leader, Nuhu Musa, 41 ‘m’ of Kogi state; and Muhammed Aminu, 25 ‘m’ of Abaji, with grave degrees of bullet injuries.

It said noted that a yet-to-be-identified suspect was set ablaze by an irate mob at the scene after being neutralised by the security forces.

The statement however disclosed that one police operative and the gang leader hit by bullet during the gun duel, were rushed to the hospital, and the doctor on duty confirmed them dead, while others are still receiving treatment.