Pandemonium broke out in the early hours of Monday in Abuja when the residents woke up to the sound of sporadic shooting by armed robbers who robbed a bank customer of millions of Naira in front of Access Bank.
Scene of the robbery incident
The residents of Kubwa, a satellite town in, were in pandemonium earlier today as the sound of sporadic shooting by armed robbers rained were raining after the daredevils robbed a bank customer of N4.3 million in front of Access Bank.
According to SaharaReporters, the robbers drove in commando-style at 10:00am on Monday and blocked the customer who came to make a deposit at the entrance of the bank located at Phase 4 area of Kubwa.
Eyewitness said that Jubril Mohammed, the victim was a staff of Total Filling Station who came to deposit money in the bank. He was trailed by men who shot his vehicle and then robbed him.
“I was standing right here when I saw a car in high-speed stop right in front of the bank. Four men came out with guns and they started shooting at a car. One of them opened the trunk of the car and removed a bag filled with money,” Mohammed said.
It was gathered that the robbers, brandishing sophisticated weapons, followed their victim from the filling station when they got wind that he would be taking cash to the bank.
The robbers carted away the sum of N4.3m, leaving behind the victim’s bullet-riddled vehicle, as one of the staff of Etisalat, who operate a mobile shop in front of the bank, was shot in the melee and rushed to the hospital.
A police officer who was attached to the bank also exchanged fire with the robbers while residents were said to have scampered for safety when the sound of AK-47 rifles echoed throughout the neighborhood.
At the time this report was filed, armed policemen had arrived at the scene of the incident after the assailants had already fled. The police gathered evidence, including a cartridge of live ammunition and the victim’s vehicle.