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No Biafra Flag Was Hoisted No Robbery in Ogbunike – Police explains
~ There’s no bank robbery in Ogbunike, Police explain what happened
The Anambra Police Command has refuted the circulation of Bank robbery in the state yesterday, explained what transpired.
The Command’s PPRO, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu Anipr who narrated in a statement made available to SCANNEWS24 on Friday said it was a failed attack within Oye Olisa Market and First Bank in Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area.
He noted a distress call was directed to the command of a shooting in the area and their men were deployed immediately.
Police said the hoodlums set two vehicles ablaze at the bank but quickly fled the scene on sighting security operatives, firing sporadically.
Two students whose identities were not provided were affected by stray bullets while on transit. Both were rushed to the hospital and later confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
CP Monday Bala Kuryashe, the state commissioner of police visited and commiserated with the family. Assured to apprehend the perpetrators.
The statement partly read: “There was no attack in any bank, yesterday, 15th April 2021 in Anambra State. To set the records straight, Anambra State Police Command at about 3 pm, on the mentioned date above, received a distress call on shootings close to Oye Olisa Market and First Bank, Ogbunike, Oyi LGA.
“Police Operatives quickly mobilized to the scene. The hoodlums who had set two vehicles ablaze on sighting the responding Police Teams, fled the scene shooting indiscriminately.
“Unfortunately, stray bullets from the hoodlums hit two students on transit. They were rushed to the hospital and later confirmed dead by a medical doctor”
Recall it was earlier on reported on Thursday that criminals robbed a first bank branch at Ogbunike and hoisted a Biafra Flag after robbery.