In a statement made available to our newsdesk and signed by the Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney, she said “the immediate response by the police and military is commendable”
She also praised the force for their doggedness and commitment in ensuring safety of lives of customers and staff of the branch in Abuja while the incident lasted.
She thanked God that both the staff and customers were unhurt during the sad incident.
Meanwhile, the suspects have been arrested.
It would be recalled that armed robbers numbering six had attacked the Mbape office of first bank in Abuja, after gaining access to the banking hall. But shortly after entry, the police and army arrived the scene, the robbers had refused to come out of the bank.
One of the robbers who made an attempt to force his way was shot but remained indoor with gunshots injury.
Some staff of the bank were on duty to balance their account as at the time of the incident
Below is the corporate statement of the Bank
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 immediate response by the police and military is very commendable and we truly appreciate them for their doggedness and commitment.
Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications