Unknown people on Monday night broke into the Nat-Save bank branch in Kasempa district and attempted to blow up the bank strong room using explosives, but their efforts were not succesful.
North Western Province Police Commissioner Eugene Sibote confirmed the attempted robbery in an interview. He said some unknown people entered the bank building with an intention to rob the financial institution after gaining entry through the roof.
He said it appears the same bandits were at some point disturbed and ran away abandoning explosives inside the bank.
Sibote said his office has dispatched a team of officers to Kasempa to go and diffuse the explosives and said that he also has demanded for an inquiry into the status of security at the bank.
He appealed to members of the public to report to police any person suspected to be in illegal possession of explosives, which he said are dangerous for the safety of the public as they can be destructive once they blow up.