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Robbers attack police station, kill 2, cart away rifles

AT least two policemen were killed last night and several others wounded when a gang of armed robbers launched an attack on the police station at Kwale, Delta State.

Details of the attack were still sketchy but security has been beefed up at the station.

Apart from the killing of the policemen during the bloody raid, some unspecified number rifles and ammunition were carted away by the hoodlums.

Also commercial banks in the town have remained closed to their customers for fear of being attacked again.

Some residents of the community have also fled due to high insecurity in the town as the banks complained that the robbers had allegedly written them, threatening to unleash another attack reminiscent of the 18th of May raid.

It will be recalled that on May 18, this year, about N84 million was carted away during the robbery attacks on some of the banks in the town in which police were able to recover N4.65 million cash out of the stolen money.

During that raid, the robbers, numbering over 25, used dynamites and other sophisticated weapons to break into the banks.

At a press conference addressed by the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mamman Ibrahim Tsafe the following day, he listed other items recovered as “three AK 47 rifles, 20 AK 47 live ammunition, 38 empty magazines, expended explosives and dynamites, among others.

He said that “a notorious vicious gang of bank robbers numbering over 25 armed with dynamites and other sophisticated weapons audaciously and simultaneously besieged Kwale branches of Unity Bank, Oceanic Bank and Zenith Bank. The robbers also attacked Skye Bank Amai”.

At the time to filing in this report, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), MR. Charles Muka, was said to be attending a security meeting over the matter.


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