On Wednesday at 5 PM, a gang of thieves invaded a community in Lapai, Niger State. They raided a police station while robbing two financial institutions – First Bank of Nigeria Plc and United Bank for Africa.
In the operation which lasted for an hour, it was reported that the robbers killed a policeman and a security guard manning the banks, as well as a mechanic, identified simply as Aliyu.
An resident of the community, Mohammed Idris stated that some of the robbers mounted roadblocks, while others marched to the Lapai Police Division and laid siege to the division. Others were said to have stormed the banks. “
“They were many. They attacked the police station and blocked every road that led to Lapai. They killed a policeman and a security guard attached to one of the banks and shattered the glass doors of the banks. They made away with a lot of money. They also killed a mechanic at a motor park, and left many injured. The boy has been buried,” he added.
Another resident, who gave his name only as Adamu, explained that the assailants packed stolen cash from the banks in two cars belonging to bank workers and zoomed off to where their vehicles were parked.
He said they abandoned one of the two cars along Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, and left in the other one, as well as their vehicles.