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Police officer, two others, shot as armed robbers attack bank customers in Abia



Three individuals, together with a police officer, have been shot on Thursday, when robbers attacked some bank customers alongside Bank Street in Umuahia, Abia State.

The incident occurred in the early hours of the day.

The robbers, stated to be working in a Toyota Corolla SUV, fired a number of gun pictures in the air, forcing enterprise centres and personal workplaces to close down abruptly.

A resident of the world advised PREMIUM TIMES there are frequent robberies in the world, apparently due to the various industrial banks there.

She stated when the incident occurred, many individuals have been calling their family members to avoid the world to keep away from being hit by stray bullets.

The police spokesperson in Abia State, Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES.

He stated the attack was carried out by a three-man gang that specialises in trailing customers from industrial banks with intent to rob them.

He stated no bank was attacked, and that industrial banks weren’t the targets.

The police spokesperson, nevertheless, stated the attack was foiled by police operatives on patrol who intercepted the robbers and engaged them in a shoot-out.

“The armed robbers deserted their operational automobile and escaped.

“They snatched one other automobile which aided their escape,” he stated.

Mr Ogbonna stated no life was misplaced, however that three individuals, together with a police officer, have been hit by stray bullets.

“To the glory of God, there have been no fatalities, despite the fact that three folks have been injured, together with one in all our males in that group,” Mr Ogbonna stated.

Apart from the officer, the opposite two victims have been recognized as a feminine well being officer, Apollos Theresa, and one other girl, Chimuanya Pleasure.

The police spokesperson stated the injured individuals have been receiving medical remedy in an undisclosed hospital in the state.

One AK-47 rifle, one machete and the deserted automobile utilized by the robbers, have been among the many gadgets recovered through the operation, based on the police.

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