Uromi bank robberies claimed 28 lives

By Femi Ogunshola

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Edo Central Federal Constituency, Sergius Ogun has said 28 people were actually killed when armed robbers invaded four banks in Uromi area of Edo recently.

He, thus, raised a motion on the floor of the House that military and police personnel should be deployed in the area to curtail raising crimes.

Following the adoption of the motion, the House of Representatives urged the military and police authorities in Nigeria to deploy additional personnel in Edo, especially the Central Senatorial District to curb armed robbery and other crimes.

The motion is titled, “Need to Strengthen Security Formations in Edo Central Senatorial District of Edo State.”

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He said that on Feb. 24 five banks in Uromi, the commercial centre in Edo Central Senatorial District, were attacked by armed robbers who stole large sums of money from the banks.

He said that 28 persons died during the attacks while many others sustaining injuries.

Ogun stated that it was necessary to strengthen security in the area to forestall future attacks.

The House mandated its Committees on Nigerian Army and Police Affairs to ensure compliance and report back within four weeks for further legislative action.

The House also observed a minute silence in honour of the victims of attacks.

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