Gunmen rob three banks in TarabaState News, Taraba Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Tuesday raided three commercial banks in Wukari, Taraba State and carted away large sums of money.
The Police Commissioner in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Maishanu, who confirmed the robbery in a telephone chat with the News Agency of Nigeria in Jalingo on Wednesday, said the operation lasted for three hours.
Maishanu said that his men were still gathering information on the robbery.
He said the three banks raided by the gunmen were Zenith Bank Plc, Guarantee Trust Bank and United Bank for Africa.
The police commissioner said that no death or injuries were recorded in the attack, which took place on Tuesday between 9 p.m. and 12 midnight.
He said the force had commenced investigation into the raid, adding that findings would be made available to journalists later.
The Chairman, Wukari local council, Mr. Danazumi Agbu, who also spoke to NAN on the telephone, confirmed that explosives and gunshots were heard from the direction of the banks late in the night.
He said the sound threw the residents, who thought Boko Haram gunmen had invaded their area into panic.
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