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Three persons killed as security agents foil Abuja bank robbery

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Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command and their military counterparts on Thursday repelled an attack on a branch of First Bank Plc and a police divisional headquarters located in the Abaji Area Council.

The armed robbers were said to have attacked both the bank and police divisional headquarters simultaneously on Thursday.

The armed robbers numbering 15 were said to have attacked their targets with dynamites.

However, security forces who were mobilised to the scenes engaged the criminals in a fierce gun duel, leading to the death of three of the armed robbers.

A statement on Friday by the FCT command’s spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, added that some of the robbers fled the scenes with injuries while three were arrested.

She identified those arrested as Usman (surname yet unknown), Nuhu Musa, and Muhammed Aminu.

Adeh added that a yet-to-be-identified suspect was set ablaze by a mob at the scene after being neutralised by the security forces

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