Armed robbers attacked a commercial bank and a police station in Amassoma in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Saturday.
According to the police, the bank was the gunmen’s primary target. The robbers were able to access the police station through the waterways.
Asinim Butswat, Police Spokesman for Bayelsa State Police Command, confirmed the incident.
“The hoodlums attacked the UBA Bank. They damaged the ATMs and attempted to enter the bank, but were repelled by a reinforced unit of policemen,” Mr. Butswat said.
According to Mr. Butswat, no money was stolen and no lives were lost. Investigation into the incident is underway.