Nasarawa residents tormented by armed robbers cry out

Nasarawa on map
Nasarawa on map

Some residents of Kuyamba 2 in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital have raised alarm over an armed robbery attack by men in police uniform.

The attack, which they alleged is the third time in a week, has led to the people of the area fleeing to more secure places in town until the incident subsides.

The residents say over 12 houses were robbed in one night last Monday with one person shot.

Some of the residents said the armed robbers were dressed in police uniform, went from house to house with ease and threatened to kill those who resisted.

Among the victims of the serial robbery operation was a former chairman of Keana Local Government Area, Haruna Oshegba.

Mr. Oshegba said the armed robbers forced their way into his house and stole his wives’ necklaces and an undisclosed amount of money.

Narrating his ordeal, John Emmanuel, said that five armed men with AK47 forced his wooden door open and carted away all his electronics and other valuables.

Tanko Zubairu who is also a victim, said the armed robbers in police uniform threatened to kill him if he did not open the door for them.

When contacted, the Nasarawa state Police spokesperson, Ismaila Numan, said he was yet to be briefed while appealing to the public to report such incident to the police for proper security network.


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