Kogi State police command has recovered three vehicles used for the Tuesday robbery of some commercial banks in Ankpa town.
The vehicles were reportedly abandoned at the scene of the robbery due to the pressure mounted by security agencies on the fleeing robbers.
The police in a statement released yesterday by the command’s public relations officer SP William Aya said “consequent upon the robbery attack on three banks in Ankpa simultaneously, the commissioner of police, Kogi State police command, CP Edward Egbuka, immediately led a team of tactical operatives to the scenes for on-the-spot assessment”.
He said, “The police personnel on duty both at the station and the banks quickly recovered from the sudden attack and gallantly repelled the attackers who were forced to flee: some into nearby bushes, others with their vehicles.
Aya said the hoodlums abandoned three vehicles used for the operation in their haste to escape, some of them with bullet wounds.
He expressed optimism the recovered vehicles would investigation into the crime.
The police spokesperson said that the commissioner of police has ordered the deployment of additional operational assets consisting of operatives of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Quick Response Unit, State Intelligence Bureau in synergy with other security agencies to restore normalcy in the area.
The CP used this medium to call on the people of Ankpa and it adjoining communities to be on the lookout and report any body seen with bullet wounds to the Police or any other security Forces nearest to them.