A yet -to -be ascertained number of police personnel and passers- by were feared killed when suspected armed robbers invaded the Isanlu branch of the First Bank of Nigeria Limited in Kogi State on Thursday .
A source told our correspondent that the robbers , numbering about seven , came in two vehicles , broke into the bank and shot dead several persons.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , William Ayah , who confirmed the attack, said there were casualties , but the command had yet to ascertain the number .
He said the state Commissioner of Police , Ede Ayuba, had detailed his deputy, Akeem Yusuf , to liaise with the Divisional Police Officer in Isanlu to get details of the incident and report back to him within 24 hours .
Our correspondent gathered that about seven security personnel on duty at the bank and some passers- by were killed by the robbers , who were angered by their inability to gain access into the banking hall.
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The gunmen were also said to have invaded the Divisional Police Headquarters, Isanlu , and killed some policemen on duty .
Aya promised to get back to our correspondent with details of the incident as soon as they were available .