Customers of second-generation bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) has begun to withdraw their savings in panic as robbers plundered two Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) of the financial house.
Worldtopnewsng.com learnt that the 15-man gang stormed the main campus of the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University (IBBU) in Lapia, Niger State and vandalized the ATMs.
According to source who uncovered the information to Worldtopnewsng.com expressed that the robbers carted away millions of naira.
A source also disclosed to Worldtopnewsng.com that the robbers arrived the scene with three vehicles which were packed few metres away from the school gate.
The source clarified further that UBA customers in the area most especially students are beginning to withdraw their funds to forestall pointless loss of their cash because of the incident.
“At this very moment, UBA customers in this area most particularly the students are in panic mode, they are afraid not to loss their cash because of the incident.”
“The robbers were prepared for the operation, they came with three vehicles and carted away millions of naira. The truth is am to close my account also, because those money belong to some people.
This medium also learnt that the robbers used a sledgehammer, axes, and chisels to destroy wall of the ATMs’ gallery. They made their way into the ATMs’ cubicles and looted the cash loaded in them the previous night. The machines were totally demolished.
The robbers, according to an eyewitness fled the campus some minutes past 5am, after operating for about two hours.
However, sources clarified to worldtopnewsng.com, that police arrived the scene shortly after the robbers escaped.
They explained further that a policeman was killed and three students injured in a similar robbery attack last November on two banks close to the campus.
Worldtopnewsng.com, learnt that the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the school, Prof Muhammad Nasir Maiturare, led top members of the management to the scene on assessment.