An unspecified number of people were said to have been shot dead in a bank robbery attack in Isanlu, Kogi State, on Thursday.
A source, who spoke with our correspondent, said that the robbers stormed the bank few minutes after closing hour, shooting sporadically and killing many customers and staff in the process.
The robbers were said to have succeeded in the operation and carted away a huge amount of money.
While the robbery operation lasted, the people of Isanlu Community ran for cover in order not be caught in the sporadic shooting.
Meanwhile in a video of the incident that had gone viral on social media, mangled bodies of the slain police officers were seen on the ground while the Divisional Police Station was shattered by the explosion.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ede Ayuba, has dispatched the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the operation, to Isanlu to ascertain the true situation,” he told NAN.
Aya promised to brief the press “as soon as details are available”.