At least 3 persons have been reported killed, Wednesday, when two banks in Lapai local government area of Niger state were attacked by heavily armed men.
According to Abdullahi Abubakar, a student of IBB University who resides in the town, the gunmen stormed First Bank located on the Lapai-Minna and UBA on Lapai-Agaie simultaneously in a well coordinated commando style.
He said the robbers had cordoned off the only police station in the town and locked in the officers on duty while other major roads were barricaded during the operation.
The eyewitness also said the premises of the bank and the halls of both banks were damaged by the violent gang.
According to him, the three victims of the incident were shot when they ignored instructions from the deadly gang.