Fresh facts have emerged that raw cash worth over N200 million were carted away by Boko Haram insurgents numbering over 200 who invaded the hometown of former Head of state, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari between Thursday night and the early hours of today during which they attacked four banks namely First bank, Access bank, Keystone bank and Unity bank.
The Brigade Commander, 3rd Brigade of the Nigeria Army , Bukavu,Brigadier Illysu Abbah who briefed the media on the incident in Kano today confirmed that security agencies that suffered heavy casualties in the attack were able to recover some assorted arms and ammunition used by the insurgents. He listed them to include 11 AK47 rifles, 73 magazines, 275 rounds of 7.62 ammunition , 118 rounds of FNW ammunition , 141 rounds of 9 mm ammunition , 1 smoke gun , two vehicles and various improvised explosive devices.
“The Brigade would like to also like to advise financial institutions with outstations outside of the state capitals to always leave minimal unattractive cash in their vaults at the end of a business day as terrorists are in need of cash” he stressed. The Brigade would like to reassure the general public of the determination of the Unit and other security agencies to protect the lives and property of the law abiding citizens” he added.
The insurgents were said to have used IEDs to blow off the entrances and vaults of the banks where they looted millions of cash. In the attack, Access bank alone was said to have lost over N34 million, First bank over N70 million, Unity bank over N40 million and Keystone bank over N40 million.