Kogi Police repels robbery attack on Ankpa .
“Robbers abandoned vehicles.
The Kogi Police command said it has on Tuesday repelled deadly armed robbery attack on Ankpa , in Ankpa LGA of the state .
In a statement signed by SP William Aya and made available to Journalists in Lokoja said , the attack took place simultaneously on UBA, First bank and Zennith bank in Ankpa metropolis.
According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, on receipt of the distress call immediately led a team of tactical operatives to the scenes for on-the-spot assessment and has equally ordered the deployment of additional operational assets consisting of operatives of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Quick Response Unit, State Intelligence Bureau in synergy with other security agencies to restore normalcy in the area.
Meanwhile, the Police personnel on duty both at the station and the banks quickly recovered from the sudden attack and gallantly repelled the attackers who were forced to flee into nearby bushes, others with their vehicles.
“The hoodlums abandoned three vehicles used for the operation in their haste to escape, as some of them sustained bullet wounds.
“The CP while using this medium to call on the people of Ankpa and its adjoining communities to be on the lookout and report any body seen with bullet wounds to the Police or any other security Forces nearest to them.
” The CP assures that the Command is committed to working in synergy with other security agencies as well as patriotic stakeholders in the ongoing onslaught against crimes and criminality to make the State a safe and secure place for all and sundry” He solicited.
The statement further tasked the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Investigation Department (SCID) to commence investigations so as to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the act, trail the hoodlums with a view to apprehend and bring them to book.
Aya urged members of the public to go about their lawful businesses as they continue to collaborate with the Police and other security agencies with credible and timely information on the activities of criminal elements in their environs.
Recall that Armed Robbers in their large numbers attacked police station and financial institutions in Ankpa, leaving at least one person dead and many sustained various degrees of bullet wounds.