11 killed following bank attack by gunmen in Nigeria

0
175
Men of the Nigerian Police force, during the Protest in Lagos, Nigeria , Nigeria against the Refusal Of Nigerian Government To Release Sowore. Members of Rights Activist on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, Protesting in Lagos, Nigeria against the Refusal Of Nigerian Government To Release Sowore. The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, granted bail to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore, and co-defendant, Olawale Bakare. The court barred Sowore from travelling out of Abuja and the second defendant out of Osogbo, during the trial, She granted bail to Sowore in the sum of N100m with two sureties in like sum.(Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Men of the Nigerian Police force, during the Protest in Lagos, Nigeria.(Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nigerian police on Thursday confirmed a total of 11 people were killed following a thwarted attack on a local bank in the country’s central region.

Six among the suspected bank robbers were killed by the police who engaged them in a gunfight and prevented the armed group from gaining access into the financial institution at the Kagara area of Niger State on Wednesday, the police authorities said.

Five others, including a policeman, a private security guard, a local vigilante, and two civilians, were caught in the crossfire, according to Adamu Usman, the state’s police chief.

The gunmen who stormed the bank’s location on four motorcycles were forced to abandon them as they fled following the intense gunfight with the police, Usman told the media.

Meanwhile, the police have commenced investigations into the incident

Leave a Reply