The Delta Police Command has confirmed the killing of three persons during the bank robbery at Issele-Uku, Aniocha North LGA of Delta State.
He said the dead included a policeman, an unidentified customer and an alleged gang member.
But sources in the community claimed six persons died during the attack.
The Delta State Police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, said the late police officer was on re-enforcement to the scene of the attack before he met his death.
According to him, three persons lost their lives including a member of the gang while one operational vehicle of the hoodlums and one AK 47 riffle were recovered.
It was gathered that an unspecified amount of money running to millions of naira were allegedly carted away by the robbers.
It was learnt the robbers stormed the bank in three vehicles at about 5:00pm holding workers hostage for over one hour.
It was also gathered that the robbers barricaded the Divisional Police Station and other outlets in the town to prevent security men from mobilizing to the scene of crime.