Indications have emerged that over N200 million was carted away by suspected Boko Haram insurgents numbering over 200 who invaded Daura, Katsina State, between Thursday night and the wee hours of Friday during which four banks namely First bank, Access bank, Keystone bank and Unity bank were attacked.
The Brigade Commander, 3rd Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Bukavu,Brigadier Illysu Abbah who briefed the media on the incident in Kano yesterday, confirmed that security agencies were able to recover some assorted arms and ammunition used by the insurgents.
They include 11 AK47 rifles, 73 magazines, 275 rounds of 7.62 ammunition, 118 rounds of FNW ammunition, 141 rounds of 9 mm ammunition , 1 smoke gun , two vehicles and various improvised explosive devices.
“The Brigade would like to also like to advise financial institutions with outstations outside of the state capitals to always leave minimal unattractive cash in their vaults at the end of a business day as terrorists are in need of cash” he stressed, adding that “The Brigade would like to reassure the general public of the determination of the Unit and other security agencies to protect the lives and property of the law abiding citizens” he added.
The insurgents reportedly used IEDs to blow off the entrances and vaults of the banks where they looted millions in cash.