Following strong rumours in Asaba, the Delta State capital of impending armed robbery attacks, banks in the capital, yesterday, closed up for few hours.
State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Lucky Uyabeme, however, dismissed the speculation.
Bank officials and customers were seen apparently gripped with fear, while plain-clothes armed security personnel were found lurking within and outside the bank premises.
“Though police learnt that some of the banks did not open due to the rumour, we affirm that it was baseless. We are on top of the situation,” Uyabeme said.