A group of armed men has taken the lives of two officers when they stormed a police station.

The incident which happened at Lapai Police Station, in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State, also got four officers injured.

According to reports, the gunmen, numbering about 50, also robbed a nearby bank at close of business on Wednesday.

“This was the first of its kind. I have not seen that kind of thing until Wednesday when the hoodlums were shooting as if we were in a war situation.

“After killing the policemen and injuring four others, the robbers shot their way into the bank vault, from which they carted away money in sacks and Ghana-must-go bags.”

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“Four customers of the bank were shot, while 12 others were injured. The robbers came through Gulu-Lapai road in three vehicles. They later broke up into two groups.

“One group blocked the three major roads leading to the town, to ward off security personnel.

“They shot into the air and held the entire community hostage. There was panic and commercial activities were grounded as people scampered for safety. Traders hurriedly closed shop.”

Niger State Commissioner of Police, Austin Agbolahor said the incident is being investigated, as no arrest was made.

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