The siege at the First Bank in Mpape, Abuja, which started Saturday morning, has ended.

The robbers, who had been trapped in the back, have been arrested by a joint team of the police and military.

One of them was eventually killed by the superior firepower of the security agent.

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Some eyewitness claimed that a staff, was also nabbed.


The attackers were said to have alleged that “an insider” was working with them.

The police, in an official reaction, said the FCT Command scuttled the attempted robbery at about 12:00hrs.

ASP Yusuf Mariam, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement, said:

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The Command urges residents to remain calm as normalcy has been restored while reaffirming its commitment to nip crime in the bud and ensure safety in the FCT. In case of emergency contact the Command through any of these emergency numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883,” he added.

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See video of the arrest of the suspected armed robbers below