- A video showing the moment robbers celebrated after attacking three banks in Benue has gone viral
- The unfortunate attack led to the death of seven persons
Robbers celebrate after attacking bank, killing seven people in Benue [Video]
A video has emerged on social media capturing the jubilation of armed robbers who attacked three banks in Benue State.
A disturbing video has emerged on social media, revealing armed robbers celebrating after an attack on three banks in Otukpo, Benue State.
The incident took place on Friday when the robbers stormed the town, using dynamite to force their way into the banks.
The robbers, who operated for over an hour, killed seven persons, including police officers and a former councillor who were transacting business in one of the targeted banks.
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Eyewitnesses reported that the robbers initiated their crime spree by attacking a local police station before proceeding to the banks.
The sound of gunfire sent people scrambling for safety as the assailants continued with their operation.
As they made their escape, the robbers threw naira notes into the air, adding to the chaos and panic in the community. They left the scene in two Hilux vehicles and a car.
The community of Otukpo, located in Benue South senatorial district, is a significant political hub, comprising Idoma and Igede ethnic groups.
The Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene, confirmed the robbery incident but stated that she had not yet received detailed information from officers in Otukpo.
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