Posted By: PRISCILLA DENNIS


At least, 20 armed robbers attacked First City Monument Bank, FCMB, near Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Minna, and carted away undisclosed sums of money.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday.

A staff of the bank that pleaded anonymity said they were shocked when they resumed work that morning to find security operatives milling about the premises.

“The robbers could not gain entrance into the main banking hall because the doors are bullet proof, but they broke the Automated Teller Machine, ATM, and went away with huge amounts of money.”

The source stated that the security men on duty were tied up by the robbers, even as the police security that had a gun ran away from the scene. It was gathered that the security men have been taken to the police station for interrogation.

A security guard attached to the bank under confidentiality explained that about 20 robbers carried out the nefarious act after assaulting the police man on duty.

He said, “At about 2am, the robbers attacked the bank and injured the police man on duty. They took away his AK-47 rifle and tied the civil security guard on duty.”

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, stated that the command was yet to make any arrest, adding that they were on the trail of the robbers.

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