Armed robbers attack VP Sambo wife’s car, kill 2

The attack resulted in multiple crashes.

Armed robbers attacked commuters along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway Friday, killing two and injuring several others, witnesses said.

The raid resulted in multiple crashes involving at least six cars, including one belonging to a nongovernmental organization owned by the wife of Vice President Namadi Sambo.

The black vehicle belonging to Amina Sambo’s I-Care Women and Children Initiative was completely burnt and could not be salvaged by sympathizers who stopped to help put off the fire, a witness said.

John Oguche, a driver of one of the vehicles attacked by the robbers, told journalists in Kaduna that the accident occurred around 4p.m. near Doka Hospital along the inter-city road,

“They blocked the road near Doka hospital and made unsuspecting vehicles to ram into one another,” he said.

The Kaduna State Coordinator of the NGO, Abdulrahman Mikailu, who spoke to our reporter from his hospital bed at St. Gerald hospital in Kaduna on Sunday, narrated how the robbers opened fire and dispossessed travellers of their belongings.

“Two bullets shot by the bandits missed me narrowly when I tried to come out of my vehicle to put off the fire, not knowing that a robbery operation was going on,” Mr. Mikailu said. “I had to duck and fall on the ground pretending to be dead.”

“The robbers who were in military uniform thought I was dead, so they proceeded to my car and ordered my co-traveller to surrender all his money and laptops, handsets and other personal belonging of both of us.

“The fire had already raged as at the time of the attack, that is why the sympathizers could not put it off. I understand that they killed two passengers in a ‘Sharon’ commercial vehicle and robbed several vehicles.

“I am lucky to have survived with bruises and chest injury from the impact of the accident, but I lost my phones and other belongings.”

The Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna State Police Command, Aminu Lawal, said the multiple accident was caused by panicked drivers who tried to flee from the scene.

Mr. Lawal, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, however said there were no official report of casualties in the incident.


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  • Dan maikoko

    Sensational journalism at its worst. The armed robbers attack VP Sambo’s wife’s I-Care programme vehicle, not his wife’s car. And according to the report the attack was random not targeted, that is they did not plan to attack the wife of VP Sambo, her I-Care car happens to be there at the wrong time and wrong place. The headline should have read “Armed robbers attack commuters along kaduna abuja road.”

  • Dumbo

    Rubbish! This story does not reflect the headline

  • True Nigerian

    If your editors have run out of ideas on how best to construct your headlines to reflect your content and credibility, of course we are here to help, free of charge. So here is a better suggestion:

    “VP Sambo’s Wife’s Car Runs into Armed Robbery Attack, Gets Burnt to Pieces”.

    Now, the above suggested headline would serve your sensationalisation purpose without really making mockery of your content and chipping something away from your enviable reputation. Stop the poor sensationalism. Those of us who come here to read your newspaper do so because we trust your credibility and fairness. Take those two things away, and you will become another Thisday Newspaper or Tell Magazine which became a shadow of themselves.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Very good mates for highlighting this! The only thing this media knows is to block useful inputs from contributors! I’ve always told them to fold up if they don’t want contributions to their news items.

  • solomon

    So this imbecile SAMBO has a wife that resemble him in look and in skill wise seeing two of them tells you what they would have produced–monkey

    • SAN

      Am sure she is finer than your Mother…

  • onuigbo

    Mr Lawal is chasing shadows, the officers comments reflect his don’t care attitude as though these victims were lying or exaggerating their ordeal . Nigeria wants to know who is supposed to be protecting us. It is always ordinary persons minding their affairs that responds first to crime scenes, assist people in need,and also call security agencies after the facts. For God shake what do we have security agencies for?