Gunmen on Thursday attacked four banks and a Police Divisional Headquarters in Uromi, Esan Northeast Local Government Area of Edo State.
Witnesses said the gunmen got to the town in their numbers and in several vehicles before they attacked the four banks with dynamites.
The unmasked gunmen killed five persons and two police officers in the attack.
Police spokesperson in Edo, Bello Kontongs, confirmed the attack but said he had no further details.
Kontongs said one of the four banks attacked was of the new generation.
He also confirmed the killing of two Police officers and five civilians in the attack.