The Kogi State Police Command said it had recovered three vehicles used for bank robbery operations on Tuesday in Ankpa Local Government area of the state.

The vehicles were said to have been abandoned at the scene of the robbery by the fleeing armed robbers.

A statement of confirmation released Wednesday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP William Aya, noted that “consequent upon the robbery attack on the United Bank for Africa, First bank and Zenith bank Ankpa simultaneously, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, immediately led a team of tactical operatives to the scenes for an on-the-spot assessment.”

According to him, the police personnel on duty both at the station and the banks quickly recovered from the sudden attack and gallantly repelled the attackers who were forced to flee: some into nearby bushes, others with their vehicles.

Aya explained that the hoodlums abandoned three vehicles used for the operation in their haste to escape, while some of them were already with bullet wounds.

He expressed optimism the the recovered vehicles would aid investigation into the crime.

He said that the Commissioner of police had ordered the deployment of additional operational assets consisting of operatives of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Quick Response Unit, State Intelligence Bureau in synergy with other security agencies to restore normalcy in the area.

The CP used the medium to call on the people of Ankpa and its adjoining communities to be on the lookout and report any body seen with bullet wounds to the police or any other security forces nearest to them.

The CP assures that the Command is committed to working in synergy with other security agencies as well as patriotic stakeholders in the ongoing onslaught against crimes and criminality to make the state a safe and secure place for all and sundry.

He further tasked the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Investigation Department to commence investigations so as to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the act, trail the hoodlums with a view to apprehend and bring them to book.

He urges members of the public to go about their lawful businesses as they continue to collaborate with the police and other security agencies with credible and timely information on the activities of criminal elements in their environs.



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