The police in Benue state have uncovered plot by some ‘bad boys’ to attack a second generation bank in the state ahead of the Christmas celebration.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon, made this known to newsmen at his office in Makurdi on Thursday.
Okon said in view of the planned attack by the hoodlums, the command under his watch had fortified all banks to forestall any eventuality just as a robust security measure to ensure a smooth and rancour-free yuletide has also been put in place.
“We got information that some bad boys are moving from the east to attack a second generation bank in the state and as such the command has fortified all banks in Benue State security wise.
“Immediately we got the information about the plan by those bad boys to attack the bank, we swung into action by visiting all the banks in the state with the information and also held a meeting with them and directed that they should mount Closed Circuit Television (CCT) in and around their bank premises.
The police commissioner added that a joint patrol team consisting of the police as the leading agency, the DSS, Air Force, Army, Navy and the Civil Defence had been established to further boost security in all nooks and crannies of the state.