Contrary to the report by Calabar Reporters concerning the spotting of a notorious militant known as G1, a source told this Reporter that there was no robbery incident at the bank. The source states: “What happened was that a suspected notorious kidnap kingpin was spotted by our security cameras trying to make a withdrawal at the automated teller machine (ATM) in the bank premises. Somehow, security personnel were alerted and they responded. We suspect that before they arrived, the suspect had taken off. It is important to say that the suspect did not enter the bank; if he had entered our bank we are sure he would have been apprehended”.
However, residents around the Mary Slessor avenue including the nearby streets took to their heels as gunshots where fired by security personnel who arrived the scene later on.
Meanwhile, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Irene Itohan sent a message to a reporter concerning the issue, stating that they did deployed security men to the area.