The ancient town of Obudu in Cross River State was reportedly brought to a standstill on Wednesday when gunmen stormed one of the leading commercial banks in the tourist town and carted away millions of Naira.
According to Sunnewsonline, the robbers, numbering more than 15 including two women, held the town hostage for about four hours, shooting sporadically to discourage a possible counter attack.
It was disclosed that the robbers were armed with dangerous weapons that included pump action, AK 47 rifles and hand grenade.
Investigation revealed that the armed robbers had quietly driven into the town at about 1.00pm on Wednesday from Vandikyia Road leading to Benue State in a Sienna space wagon bus and one Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).
An eyewitness informed that on arrival, the two women in the gang took over the two major roads of Vandykia and hospital, firing into the air, while five men walked into the bank feigning to be customers and held everybody inside the banking hall hostage and the others surrounded the bank premises.
It was gathered that the robbers, after their nefarious act, went away from the bank with millions of Naira.
As at the time of compiling this report, attempts to reach the police authorities in the state to confirm the incident were unsuccessful.