Two policemen, five others shot dead in four banks robbery attack in Edo

Two policemen and five others have been shot dead as armed robbers attacked four banks in Uromi, Esan Northeast Local Government Area of Edo.

According reports in the town, the affected banks were Zenith Bank, First Bank, Unity Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA).

On Thursday evening, the robbers attacked four banks simultaneously.

Eyewitnesses said the gunmen arrived in town in large numbers with several vehicles before they attacked the four banks with dynamites.

Edo State Police spokesperson , SP Bello Kontongs, confirmed the attack. Kontongs stated that one of the four banks attacked is a new generation bank.

He also confirmed the killing of two Police officers and five civilians in the attack.

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