FirstBank hails police, army for foiling robbery at Abuja branch

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First Bank of Nigeria has praised the police for responding swiftly to the robbery attack on Saturday at one of its branches in Mpape, Abuja.

One suspect was killed while four were arrested following police intervention backed by the military.

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FirstBank’s Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, said in a statement on Saturday that the response of security personnel was ‘very commendable’.

“We wish to inform everyone that the attempted robbery incident that happened at one of our branches in Abuja has been foiled; customers and staff are unhurt; and the suspects have been apprehended,” the statement said.

“The immediate response by the police and military is very commendable and we truly appreciate them for their doggedness and commitment.”

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Deputy spokesperson of FCT police, Mariam Yusuf, said in a statement that the command’s commissioner of police, Bala Ciroma, has ordered discreet investigation into the incident.

Yusuf called on FCT residents to remain calm, pledging the commitment of the police to guarantee safety in the territory.