Ten Killed in Botched Bank Heists, Says Nigeria police
The incident, which took place on Thursday in Igarra in Edo state, was the latest in a string of such robberies in which the assailants have first attacked a police station to seize weapons before going on to raid a bank.
"The robbers attacked two banks but could not break into the vaults," he said.
He said four people, including customers, were shot dead at the two banks.
Community leader Folorunsho Dania also said 10 people had been killed. "This is a serious case," he told local media.
"It is a calamity."
The gang struck in broad daylight in a busy commercial district in Offa, Kwara state, firing indiscriminately as they made off with the loot. Police have arrested 22 suspects over the incident.
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