Abuja Robbery: First Bank Reacts, Releases Corporate Statement
First Bank of Nigeria has released a statement on the foiled robbery by armed men in one of its Abuja branches.
The bank, in a statement by the Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, appreciated the fact that none of the staff lost their lives during the incident.
The statement reads: “We are aware that a customer service executive assigned to us by one of our vendors is helping the police with their investigations into the attempted robbery that happened last week in one of our branches in Abuja.
“We remain grateful that none of our staff or customers lost their lives during the incident”.
The bank however stated that it will refrain from commenting further at this time until the relevant authorities conclude their investigations.
“We urge all to cooperate fully to enable seamless investigations. As a responsible organisation that has built trust on the pillar of security and safety for over 125 years, continuous improvement involves taking learnings even from unfortunate situations to further strengthen our security protocols.”
Thelagostimes gathered that some armed robbers stormed the bank after shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away. They succeeded in gaining entry into the banking hall but were cut out by the swift response of the police and the Nigerian Army.
Meanwhile, four of the robbers were arrested and one of them was killed.