Mpape First Bank: Atiku Reacts As Policemen, Soldiers Foil Robbery Attack

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, had on Saturday, hailed the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Army.

He commended the Security Operatives for foiling a robbery attack at First Bank, Mpape, in the outskirts of Abuja, the nation’s capital.

According to Atiku’s tweet: “I’m proud of the pro-activeness of the @HQNigerianArmy and @PoliceNG in foiling the bank robbery in Abuja.

“It is my hope that this will be the face of a reinvigorated security in the new year.”

The police, in an official reaction, said the FCT Command scuttled the attempted robbery at about 1200hrs.

ASP Yusuf Mariam, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement, said: “Police Operatives were immediately deployed to the scene and engaged in crossfire with the robbers thereby foiling the attack on the bank with the back up of the Military.

“Consequently, Four suspects were arrested and one shot dead while trying to escape. The Commissioner of Police has ordered a discreet investigation of the incident”, the spokesman said.

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