The Kebbi State Police Command has confirmed the invasion of the MTN office in Tudun Wada area of Birnin Kebbi by three armed robbers on Wednesday.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.
“Yes, the robbery took place and investigation has since began,” Abubakar said.
Earlier, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, the MTN Manager in the state told NAN that the robbers stormed the shop around 2pm on Wednesday and took away about N4.5 million.
Dasuki said: “The armed robbers carried out the operation in less than five minutes when they stormed our office at around 2pm, and carted away nothing less than N4.5 million.”
He explained that the three masked armed robbers arrived the office in a Toyota saloon car with Bauchi State number plate.
He added: “On arrival, the robbers, armed with AK 47, ordered all the people outside the office to lay down, while wielding their guns.”
He said one of the rubbers was left outside holding those laying down hostage at gun point.
Dasuki explained that the remaining two shot into the air immediately they gained entry into the office and demanded for money.
He added that the robbers must have trailed one of the staff members from a bank, where he withdrew money for office transactions.
He said: “As soon as they got into the office, they demanded for the money by asking: Where is the money? Where is the money?
“They carted away the money in less than five minutes’ operation.
“They stole over N4.5 million.”