Edo: Police foil armed robbery attack on the Central Bank of Nigeria

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Operatives of the Edo Police Command, Tuesday evening foiled an audacious attempt by armed robbers to raid the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Benin the state capital.

The robbers had attempted to break into the CBN when a bullion van carrying cash to an unknown commercial bank was about leaving  the CBN premises.

The robbers were, however, repelled by the superior fire power of the armed  police security team at the bank following an exchange of gun fire between the bank security and the robbers.

Residents, pedestrians and motorists on the busy Akpakpava Road had to scamper for safety as automatic gun fire boomed endlessly.

The exchange of gun fire, which lasted for some minutes, however, saw the robbers taking to their heels.

No casualty was recorded in the brazen attack on the apex bank.

Source: New Telegraph


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