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Operatives of federal
capital territory police command through its Proactiveness and prompt response was
able to foil a bank robbery in Mpappe, a few meters from Maitama in Abuja today.
Urban Express-News Online
gathered that the robbers were trapped in the banking hall, this, according to
an eyewitness was after the robbers were able to tie a mobile policeman and local security man attached to the bank and eventually gained entrance into the bank.



“After a while, one of the
mobile policemen were able to untie himself and call for reinforcements and not
quite long, there was a heavy presence of policemen and soldiers as those robbers
became trapped”, an eyewitness told urban Express-News Online.
It was also gathered that
one of the suspected robbers was trying to escape but was gun down while four
others were arrested inside a first bank branch where the robbery took place.
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An eyewitness also said all these are attributed to the proactiveness of
the police and other security agency “after being able to call for reinforcement and where there was a prompt response”  before canister was shoot
inside the bank and suffocated the robbers and the policemen were able to arrest
them and rescue others victims inside the banks.  
Meanwhile
the Federal Capital Territory police said on Saturday that it has killed one
person and arrested four suspects in a foiled bank robbery in Mpape area of the
territory.
A statement by ASP Mariam
Yusuf, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer of the command, said the
suspects were arrested while trying to escape.
She said the prompt
response to a distress call by operatives of the command foiled the attempted
robbery of a First Bank branch in the area.
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“Police operatives were
immediately deployed to the scene and engaged in a cross fire with the robbers
thereby foiling the attack on the bank.
“The operation, with the
backup of soldiers, led to the arrest of four suspects and killing of one a person while trying to escape,” she said.
Yusuf said the Commissioner
of Police in charge of the Command, Mr Bala Ciroma had ordered a discreet investigation into the incident.
She called on FCT residents
to remain calm, as normalcy had been restored and pledged the commitment of the
police to nip crime in the bud and ensure safety in the territory.
Yusuf urged the public to
call on the police through this phone numbers 08032003913, 08061581938,
07057337653 or 08028940883 in case of emergency.

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