Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have killed one and arrested four armed robbers who attempted to rob a first generation bank in the Mpape, a satellite town of Abuja.

The robbers, who broke into the bank around 10 am on Saturday, met resistance from the Police, Army and the Department of State Security, who cordoned the place minutes after responding to a distress call.

According to the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Mariam Yusuf, four of the robbers was arrested while one was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the Police.

The police spokesperson said the situation has been brought under control as a joint security team have maintained sanity in the area

The thieves were trapped inside the bank for over four hours.

The arrested gang members are young guys between the ages of 20 to 25.

The ever busy Mpape road was deserted as motorists abandoned their vehicles and scampered for safety.

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