A gang of heavily armed robbers yesterday raided two banks inside the Ajaokuta Steel Complex in Kogi state, in the process killing one person and injuring several others.
Sources say that the daredevil robbers before on their way to the banks had damaged the nearby police station with grenades while the police men on patrol took to their heels.
Residents say the robbery operation took them by surprise as they ran for safety when heard gunshots .
According to a source, the robbers gained entrance to a UBA branch in the area and blew up the ATM, carting away with an undisclosed amount of money.
Reports say the robbers operated for hours unchallenged and that they also made unsuccessful attempts to rob other banks.
A medical doctor identified as Dr Ameh, was allegedly shot while he was returning home from duty at the company clinic. He was believed to have been hit by stray bullets from the suspects, while they were attempting to rob a branch of Ecobank within the complex.
Mr. Ajayi Okansomi, the Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident saying that the police were able to prevent them from gaining entrance to the banks.
In his words;
“Yes the incident occurred but our men were able to give them a fight. Let us say their attempt was foiled”.