Festac Diamond bank and Access bank robbery.
Today was a bad day for inhabitants of Festac town and Lagosians in general.A terrible incident which is slowly creeping back to the days when armed robbers held Lagos banks hostage occurred.
Some dare devil robbers who were said to have arrived in a speed boat and made their exit through the water invaded 4th Avenue, Festac and robbed two banks.. The robbers
reportedly killed four people including a woman and her two-year-old child.
That is so sad..brings pain and tears to my eyes.
Giving an update on the matter,Nigeria Police say they recovered some of the loot. The robbery gang numbering over 40 stormed both Diamond and Access Banks at 4th Avenue, FESTAC Town, Lagos, and the Area E Command said they tried their best despite being at a disadvantage numerically.
Speaking to THISDAY exclusively, the Area E Commander, ACP Frank Mba, said they recovered about 27million from the robbers, who were forced to drop the stolen money before they fled. He also said they recovered about 240 rounds of AK47 live ammunition, adding that the money has been deposited at another branch of Diamond Bank, still in FESTAC Town.
|Mother and daughter who were killed by stray bullets of Festac Diamond and Access bank robbers.|
I hope Governor Akinbode's government realise they have to do all they can to let this robbers know that we cannot go back to those days when every Lagosian was terrified to visit the banks.