At least 10 persons have been reported killed in robbery attacks on two banks in Igara, Edo state.
The incident occurred at 5 p.m. on Thursday. The robbers invaded the two commercial banks in the town, killing 10 persons, including security officers attached to the banks.
A resident, Mr Ofei Obende, said the robbers attacked the police station in the town before attacking the banks where they killed four security men.
The Secretary to the Otaru of Igarra, Chief Folorunsho Dania, confirmed the incident.
He told NAN in a telephone interview that 10 persons were feared dead and the police station set ablaze.
“This is a serious case, armed robbers have besieged Igarra, in Akoko Edo Local Government, so many lives killed, 10 persons have been killed. Three people were killed and in the banks too,” he said.
Many persons were killed. It is a calamity. In all, ten lives have gone.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Edo, Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, said information on the attack was still sketchy and would release details later.
It would be recalled six persons were killed in a similar attack in November 2015 when armed robbers invaded the community.