BEVERLY HILLS, March 31, (THEWILL) – The Delta Police Command has confirmed the death of three persons during a bank robbery at Issele-Uku, Aniocha North LGA of the state.
The Delta State Police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, said the dead included a policeman, an unidentified customer and one of the robbers.
But sources in the community claimed six persons died during the attack.
Edafe said the late police officer was on re-enforcement to the scene of the attack before he met his death.
According to him, three persons lost their lives including a member of the gang while one operational vehicle of the hoodlums and one AK-47 riffle were recovered.
It was learnt the robbers stormed the bank in three vehicles at about 5:00pm on Tuesday, holding workers hostage for over one hour.
The robbers, who barricaded the Divisional Police Station and other outlets in the town to prevent security men from mobilising to the scene of crime, allegedly carted away some unspecified amount of money running into millions of naira.