A gang of armed robbers have been trapped inside a bank in Mpape area of Abuja, battling operatives of the Nigerian Police and Army for hours on Saturday, after attempting to rob the branch.

Operatives of the Nigerian Police and Army barricaded the entrance of the bank believed to be First Bank, thereby forcing the robbers to remain indoor since 10 am when they forced their way into the bank.

The robbers, it was gathered, gained access to the bank after shooting sporadically into the air, forcing passers-by and the bank security officials to scamper to safety.

One of the robbers who tried to escape was shot and arrested by the security officials, while the remaining thieves are still in the bank.

See video from the scene.

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I saw it personally.

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