Juliana Francis

The Kogi State Police Command has decided to set the records straight concerning the robberies on United Bank of Africa (UBA), First Bank and Zenith Bank.

The Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), a Superintendent of Police (SP) William Ovye Aya, explained that consequent upon the robbery attack on UBA, First bank and Zenith bank Ankpa simultaneously,  the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command CP Edward Egbuka, immediately led a team of tactical operatives to the scenes for on-the-spot assessment and has equally ordered the deployment of additional operational assets consisting of operatives of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Quick Response Unit, State Intelligence Bureau in synergy with other security agencies to restore normalcy in the area.

Aya said: “The Police personnel on duty both at the station and the banks quickly recovered from the sudden attack and gallantly repelled the attackers who were forced to flee. Some fled into nearby bushes, others with their vehicles. The hoodlums abandoned three vehicles used for the operation in their haste to escape, some of them with bullet wounds.  The CP use this medium to call on the people of Ankpa and its adjoining communities to be on the lookout and report anybody seen with bullet wounds to the Police or any other security Forces nearest them. The CP assures that the Command is committed to working in synergy with other security agencies as well as patriotic stakeholders in the ongoing onslaught against crimes and criminality to make the State a safe and secure place for all and sundry. He further tasked the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Investigation Department (SCID) to commence investigations so as to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the act, and trail the hoodlums with a view to apprehend and bring them to book. He urges public members to go about their lawful businesses as they continue to collaborate with the Police and other security agencies with credible and timely information on the activities of criminal elements in their environs.”

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