Police Deny Attempt To Attack CBN, Explain What Transpired

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The Edo State Command of the Nigeria Police has dismissed reports that there was an attempt to rob the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Benin.

There had been widespread reports of a failed attempt by armed robbers at the financial institution on Tuesday evening, NAN reports.

According to the reports, robbers attempted to break into the CBN when a bullion van conveying cash to a commercial bank was about leaving the premises.

The reports further said that the police security at the bank, however, foiled the attack by the robbers.

Speaking to NAN on Tuesday, DCP Ayoola Ajala, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, said it was not true that there was a robbery attempt at the bank.

Narrating what transpired, Ajala said some cultists were being chased around the Museum area of the city and trying to escape through Akpakpava road where the CBN is situated.

Ajala, however, said that two of the cultists had been arrested, while others escaped.

He also said that some arms were found with the arrested cultists.

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