BENUE STATE POLICE COMMAND PRESS RELEASE 21ST OCTOBER 2023
OTUKPO BANK ROBBERY; POLICE ACTION.
On 20/10/2023 at about 1615hrs, armed robbers invaded Access, First, Zenith, UBA and Stanbic bank Otukpo simultaneously.
The Otukpo Divisional Police Officer, CSP. John Adikwu and other Police teams in the area engage them in a gun dwell but were unable to prevent their attack on the banks.
More police teams in collaboration with other security agents have been deployed to Otukpo to assist in stabilizing the area and prevent these robbers from escaping.
The robbers who were intercepted along Otukpo-Taraku road engaged officers in a gun duel and two of the robbers died in the process.
Other gang members abandoned their vehicles and escaped into the forest area and are been chased by the police.
The DPO who sustained a gunshot injury on his stomach and three other police officers have been confirmed dead at the hospital.
Other persons who sustained injuries in the bank have been moved to the hospital for treatment. Investigation is ongoing at the moment
SP ANENE SEWUESE CHATHERINEPOLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER FOR COMMISSIONER OF POLICE BENUE STATE COMMAND