Atiku reacts to Abuja robbery, says he’s proud of army and police
Atiku hopes “this will be the face of a reinvigorated security in the new year.”
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 elections said he hoped “this will be the face of a reinvigorated security in the new year.”
Atiku commended the security operatives hours after the armed robbers attacked the commercial bank located at Mpape, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He tweeted, “I am proud of the proactiveness of the @HQNigerianArmy and @PoliceNGin foiling the bank robbery in Abuja. It is my hope that this will be the face of a reinvigorated security in the new year.”
The robbers were said to have gained access into the banking hall on Saturday, December 28, 2019, after shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away.
But shortly after forcing their way into the bank, a team of police and soldiers arrived the scene.
An exchange of gunfire reportedly ensued between the robbers and security personnel. One of the suspects died during the exchange while four others were arrested.
According to the FCT police commissioner, Bala Ciroma, one of the robbers is an official of the bank.
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