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Two killed as robbers raid banks in Kogi

Gunmen have attacked two commercial banks in Anyigba, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, killing one security officer and one civilian during the operation.

According to a video that has gone viral on social media, the incident happened at approximately five o’clock in the evening on Thursday.

Eyewitness accounts also indicated that there were sporadic shootings while the operation lasted.

The robbers on entering the town, first attacked the police station along Anyigba -Idah road and killed a policeman who was simply identified as Idoko.

The source said that the slain policeman had just been transferred to the station, and hailed from Iyale, a neighbouring town in the same local government area.

Also killed in the attack, according to the source, is a man, popularly known as Alagama who sells petty items at the roundabout in Anyigba, a few metres from the scene of the incident. He was said to have been killed by a stray bullet during the operation.

The eyewitness further stated that the gunmen followed the bullion truck to their Anyigba headquarters, where they disabled the security measures before removing all of the cash.

Another gang, also purportedly belonging to the hoodlums, broke into the town’s First Bank and stole an undisclosed sum of money.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Kogi State Police Command, SP William Aya, is yet to confirm the development.

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