An Automated Teller Machine, ATM, belonging to a first generation bank at the College of Agricultural Science of Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki has been vandalised by robbers who carted away N12million from it.
The incident came barely three weeks after robbers invaded the Simeon Oduoye female hostel of the same annex of the university and robbed the students of their belongings.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that the hoodlums manoeuvred all the security checks in the school and proceeded to the ATM in the night where they carted away the money, which was lodged a few hours before the incident.
According to a source, “about N12million was stolen during the incident. I can’t give the actual amount but all I know is that there was robbery in the bank.”
The hoodlums who came with sophisticated weapons allegedly overwhelmed the security officials and entered the bank.
The State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Chris Anyanwu, who confirmed the incident, said the actual amount stolen by the robbers had not been ascertained.
“Yes, there was robbery incident in one of the old generation banks located in CAS Campus of Ebonyi State University. The robbers broke the ATM and carted away all the money inside it. We are hearing different figures stolen and the bank officials have not given us the figure of the amount involved,” Anyanwu said.
He said investigation has already commenced into the matter.

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