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3 feared killed, others injured during bank robbery in Delta

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By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

Three persons reportedly lost their lives while others escaped with various degrees of injuries during yesterday’s armed robbery attack at a commercial bank -United Bank for Africa (UBA) located at Issele-Uku town in Aniocha North local government area of Delta state.

This paper gathered that one person was shot dead while hiding behind a Geepee Tank close to his shop by some of the armed robbers mounting surveillance outside the bank, while two persons were shot dead inside the bank.

It was gathered that customers were held hostage inside the bank for almost an hour, while other gang members outside were shooting at random to scare people away. According to a source, it was during that process that the trader, an indigene of Issele-Uku was shot dead while many others sustained bullet wounds.

The acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe who confirmed the attack, could not give a definite number of casualties, claiming was yet to get details of the casualties from the Divisional Police Officer of Issele-Uku Divisional Police Headquarters.

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