Unidentified gunmen have attacked the Talasse branch of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc in Balanga Local government Area of Gombe State on Friday, the Police said.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Gombe State, Ahmad Muhammad said that the delinquents raided the bank but could not gain access to the vault at about 1:45 am.
However, Mr. Mohammed said that the hoodlums looted money from other places in the bank. He alleged that the policemen in the area foiled the operation , giving the criminals a chase and recovering part of the stolen money.
“I can’t say how much was stolen precisely but it was not much. Our men pursued them and recovered some amount and other items that are assisting us in getting them,” he said.
The robbery incident is fourth in a space of two days in Gombe state. On Wednesday, some gunmen attacked a police outstation and two banks in Ashaka town of Funakaye Local Government Area. The gunmen killed the Divisional Police Officer of Bajoga, his driver and two other policemen, while an inspector also sustained serious injuries during the attack .