Abuja Foiled Robbery: First Bank Lauds Police, Army for Prompt Intervention

First Bank Nigeria, PLC has lauded the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Army for their prompt response in foiling an attempted robbery of a branch of the bank in Mpape area of Abuja.

The prompt response of the security agencies left the robbers trapped in the bank for several hours after the gang gained access into the branch.

The bank in a statement released by Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, said that no one was hurt during the incident.

Read: Police, Army Trap Robbers In Abuja Bank

“We wish to inform everyone that the attempted robbery incident that happened at one of our branches in Abuja has been foiled; customers and staff are unhurt, and the suspects have been a

“The immediate response by the police and military is very commendable and we truly appreciate them for their doggedness and commitment,” the bank said.

It was gathered that one of the robbers were killed why the four others were apprehended.

This was confirmed in a statement signed by ASP Mariam Yusuf, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer of the command, who said the suspects were arrested while trying to escape.

According to her,  the prompt response to a distress call by operatives of the command foiled the attempted robbery of a First Bank branch in the Abuja area.

“Police operatives were immediately deployed to the scene and engaged in crossfire with the robbers thereby foiling the attack on the bank.

“The operation, with the backup of soldiers, led to the arrest of four suspects and killing of one person while trying to escape,” she said.

She also revealed that the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Command, Mr Bala Ciroma had ordered a discreet investigation into the incident.

While calling on FCT residents to remain calm, as normalcy had been restored, she pledged the commitment of the police to nip crime in the bud and ensure safety in the territory.

Yusuf further urged the public to call on the police through this phone numbers 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 or 08028940883 in case of emergency.


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