No fewer than 10 persons were killed following a robbery attack at two banks in Igarra, Akoko Edo local government area of Edo, NAN reports.
The incident reportedly occurred at about 5pm when the robbers invaded the community in an attempt to rob the two commercial banks in the town.
A resident of the community, Ofei Obende, said the robbers attacked the police station in the town before attacking the banks, killing four security men at the bank premises.
Folorunsho Dania, secretary to the otaru of Igarra, confirmed the incident to NAN in a telephone interview and said the police station was set ablaze.
“This is a serious case, armed robbers have besieged Igarra so many lives killed, 10 persons have been killed.Three people were killed and in the banks too,” he said.
“Many persons were killed. It is a calamity. In all, ten lives have gone.”
Chidi Nwabuzor, the police public relations officer in Edo, said information about the attack was still sketchy and would release details later.
Six persons were killed in a similar attack in November 2015 when armed robbers invaded the community.