The Federal Government has called on Nigerians again to be very cautious and alert when using ATM machines at night, as armed robbers now lay ambush at ATM machine points, pretending to be ATM users and in the process rob unsuspecting victims.
This warning is contained in a statement released by Mrs. O.K Abegunde on behalf of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information
The statement read:
“The attention of the Federal Government has been drawn to the operation of armed robbers who attack members of the public while using the Automated Teller Machines (ATM) at night.
The general public is advised to be vigilant and alert while using the ATM and should use machines that are located in well lit premises with adequate security around .
Furthermore, the Federal Government advices all banks to ensure that ATM’s are situated in properly lit premises and should ensure that they engage night guards to enhance the safety of their customers.”