Four Arrested, One Killed in First Bank Robbery Attempt *bank says staff, customers are safe

Four Arrested, One Killed in First Bank Robbery Attempt *bank says staff, customers are safe


Four out of six armed robbers who invaded  a branch of a new generation bank in Mpape, Abuja on Saturday, have been apprehended by the security operatives while one of them was killed.

The armed robbers were said to have stormed the bank shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away.

Some staff of the bank were on duty to balance their account as at time of the incident.

They were said to have succeeded in gaining entry into the banking hall. But shortly after gaining access, the  police and army arrived the scene but the robbers had refused to come out of the bank .

It was gathered that one of the robbers who made attempt to force his way out was shot but remained indoor with gunshots injury.

As at time of filling this story the security agents were making efforts to break into the bank to arrest the last one and end the siege.

Meanwhike, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has reacted to an attempted robbery at its Mpape, Abuja branch, a suburb of the capital city.

In a statement made available on Saturday, the lender said the incident has been brought under control and normalcy has been restored in the area after four of the suspects were arrested and one of them gunned down.

The statement further explained that no customer and staff were hurt.

Read the full statement below:

”We wish to inform everyone that the attempted robbery incident that happened at one of our branches in Abuja has been foiled; customers and staff are unhurt; and the suspects have been apprehended.

The immediate response by the police and military is very commendable and we truly appreciate them for their doggedness and commitment.


Folake Ani-Mumuney
Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, (First Bank of Nigeria Limited).