Bandits Attack Three Banks In Auchi, Edo State With Heavy Weapons
Three new generation banks on Poly Road and a first generation bank at Igbe Road were said to have been attacked by the robbers.
An eyewitness told Vanguard, that security operatives, including members of the Joint Military Task Force, were overwhelmed.
A student of Auchi Polytechnic, who spoke to Vanguard, said: “They are still shooting every where and the bombs are shaking the houses and roofs. Some roofs have been blown off and no body knows what is happening outside for now because every body has run inside their houses. The entire place is like ghost town now.”
At press time, the robbers were still operating with no resistance from the police. Security doors of the banks and ATM machines were not spared during the attack as they were destroyed by explosives.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Anthony Arhuoyo, did not pick his call.