In Bayelsa Armed militants attack police station and bank

The suspect went from attacking Amassoma Police Division to damaging UBA Automated Teller Machines with intent to gain access into the bank.

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A damaged ATM machine

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Reports says a gang of armed militants who came in three speedboats attack a police station and attempted to raid a bank in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The suspect went from attacking Amassoma Police Division to damaging UBA Automated Teller Machines with intent to gain access into the bank.

Confirming the attack, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Police Command, Yenagoa, DSP Asinim Butswat.

 “On March 12, 2016, at about 0035hrs, unknown gunmen in three speedboats invaded Amassoma Police Division.

“Shortly afterwards, the hoodlums attacked the UBA Bank, Amassoma, damage the ATM machines and attempted to enter the bank, but were repelled by a reinforced unit of Policemen.

“No life was lost and money was not stolen. Efforts have been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects. Investigation is ongoing.”

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