Police whisking away one of the suspected armed robbers.

Police and soldiers from the Guards Brigade in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja have foiled an attempt by armed robbers to rob a branch of First Bank of Nigeria at Mpape .

During the exchange of gunfire with the police, one of the robbers was shot dead while four others were arrested.

A statement from the FCT Command of the Nigeria Police, signed by the Deputy Public Relations Officer, Yusuf Mariam read:

“In prompt response to a distress call at Mpape , the FCT Police Command has foiled an attempted robbery attack at a First Bank branch at about 12.00hrs, on Saturday.

“Police operatives were immediately deployed to the scene and engaged in crossfire with the robbers thereby foiling the attack on the bank with the back up of the Military. Consequently, four (4) suspects were arrested and one shot dead while trying to escape.

“The Commissioner of Police has ordered a discreet investigation of the incident.

“The Command urges residents to remain calm as normalcy has been restored while reaffirming its commitment to nip crime in the bud and ensure safety in the FCT.”