Robbers empty ATM at Ebonyi State University

Robbers empty ATM at Ebonyi State University

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:35 pm


An ATM looted by robbers

An ATM looted by robbers

Some dare-devil bandits have broken into an ATM installed at the College of Agricultural Sciences, a campus of the Ebonyi State University in Abakaliki, eastern Nigeria.

A witness said the robbers carted away huge sums of money from the machine.

“The robbers invaded the campus early Tuesday morning, went to the bank and carted the money away after vandalising the machine.

“I cannot ascertain the actual amount stolen from the bank but I overheard some of the staff saying that over N10 million was stolen.

“I also heard that the robbers attacked the security men guarding the school and dispossessed them of their weaponry before vandalising the machine,” he said.

The Ebonyi Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO),Mr Chris Anyanwu, has confirmed the theft.

He said the command has commenced investigations into the matter.

He said that the exact amount would be made public after the conclusion of the command’s investigations.

“We cannot ascertain the actual amount stolen by the robbers; our findings would be made public after the conclusion of our investigation,”

The machine belongs to one of the old generation banks and that the robbers evaded the school’s security to perpetrate the act.

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