Armed robbers on Friday invaded a department of First Financial institution Plc positioned at Amaraku Essential Market in Isiala Mbano Native Authorities Space, Imo state, stealing hundreds of thousands of naira.
The assault, which was mentioned to have began at about 2:30 pm, lasted one hour and half-hour.
An eyewitness informed our correspondent that over eight gunmen, who have been stated to have arrived in an SUV, shortly cordoned off the financial institution premises and robbed clients and staff of the financial institution.
We learnt that the armed robbers disarmed safety males connected to the financial institution and instantly shot into the air to scare away clients making use of the automated teller machine.
In line with the eyewitness, whereas a few of the robbers blocked the Owerri-Okigwe Expressway, capturing into the air sporadically all through the interval of the assault, different members of the gang have been strategically positioned inside and out of doors the financial institution premises.
The gunmen within the banking corridor had been stated to have commanded the employees and clients to lie down, earlier than ordering members of workers to make them the secure.
The supply added that the armed robbers, who operated with out the intervention of any safety company, carted away luggage full of thousands and thousands of naira.
The robbers have been mentioned to have destroyed devices and different properties of the financial institution within the course of.
No less than 5 million naira was believed to have been stolen by the armed robbers.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Imo State, Andrew Enwerem, didn’t remark. A senior police officer, who spoke on situation of anonymity, nonetheless, confirmed the theft assault to our correspondent.
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