About 2 men of the Nigerian military officers have been seen in a trending video, as they were in hiding while gunmen were raiding and robbing multiple commercial banks in Uromi, Edo State.
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Video shared online, showed the soldiers who were in uniform hiding as the robbers operated freely with little resistance, while residents were seen scampering to safety as the gunmen shot sporadically.
About 6persons including a young female police officer, died from the incident which happened on Thursday afternoon, February 24.
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However, LatestNGnews.com reported that some Ubiaja youths were able to block Ubiaja Road by the rail line. This forced the robbers to abandon their cash- ladden vehicles off the rail line and flee on motorcycles.
This was later confirmed by the CP of Edo state, Mr Phillip Ogbadu, who revealed to NAN that the command has recovered 5 vehicles and sum of ₦37m in cash which was abandoned by the robbers.