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Police confirms 7 dead in Auchi attack

28 November 2012, 09:10

Edo - The Police Command in Edo on Tuesday confirmed that only seven civilians died from the robbery incident in Auchi on Monday.

The acting state Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammed Hurdi, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), made the confirmation while speaking with newsmen in Benin.

``No death was recorded among the police except that two policemen got shot in the leg,’’ he said, and denied that no soldier was killed in the incident.

He admitted that dynamites and sophisticated guns were freely used by the robbers, adding that  the robbers attacked both Auchi Area Command and Divisional Police Station, respectively.

Hurdi explained that the robbers threw dynamite at the buildings just as four banks in the town were also affected.

He gave the names of the banks as First Bank, Access Bank, GTB and Ecobank, respectively.

According to him, it is a coordinated attack, noting: ``no police weapon was taken away from any of the police station.

``We are already investigating the matter and have information as to who these people are."


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