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About five persons including policemen were feared killed in coordinated armed robbery attacks on some commercial banks in Uromi, headquarters of Esan North-East Local Government Area of Edo State on Thursday.

9Janewshub.com.ng gathered that the suspected armed robbers were also said to have carted away unspecified huge sums of money from the affected banks.

A resident of the sprawling community, the home town of the late Chairman of PPD Board of Trustees (BOT), Chief Tony Anenih, said that the attacks on the banks were too coordinated.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, described the attacks as “too coordinated in commando style and they armed robbers launched the attacks simultaneously. This is novel in this town.”

Other sources in the town listed the banks affected by the activities of the suspected armed robbers to include first generation banks

“The sporadic shots by the armed robbers caused panic in the town. The robbers came prepared. People are just running helter-skelter,” another source said.

Residents were said to be making contacts with security agencies to come to the rescue of the banks and the residents.

Meanwhile, when contacted, the Edo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Kontongs Bello, confirmed the attacks, saying, ” that’s true sir,” but failed to provide further details.


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