A staff of the bank, who craved anonymity, told Tribune Online on Sunday
afternoon in Warri that the rampaging robbers invaded the strong room
and vault of the bank with jigsaw, drilling machine, welding machine and
The bank source said dynamites were also used to
blow up the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) from the inside of the
bank, but left the ATM machine outside untouched.
The robbers were said to have clinically carried out the midnight operation in military camouflage with no resistance.
source said after gaining access to the premises of the bank, the
security men on duty were rounded up and tied down like goats in order
not to pose any threat.
Another source informed Tribune Online
that it is believed the daredevils would have made away with no less
than N25 million because the bank usually left behind such amount in the
vault at weekends.
Although the Police Public Relations Officer
(PPRO), Delta State Command, Celestina Kalu, could not be reached as of
the time of filing this report, Tribune Online gathered that some senior
officials of the bank as well as the security men on duty who were
arrested and taken to police headquarters after the incident were
released on Sunday.