Robbers raid Suleja town in Niger

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By Aideloje Ojo


Dare-devil robbers armed with sophisticated weapons in the early hours of yesterday raided Thaza community in Suleja town of Niger state.
The robbers, said to be about 30 in number, stormed the community in three buses about 6.30 am and blocked all the entry and exit to the community.
It was learnt that the criminals operated for about two hours, going from house to house to forcefully dispossess people of their belongings, including money said to be over N20 million.
It was gathered that, while the operation lasted, the police who had their station near the area, could not help the victims.
At the end of the raid the robbers were said to have escaped into thin air with the cash and other valuable items.
No life was however lost but some members of the community were admitted at the Suleja General Hospital for what eyewitnesses described as shock.
One Saidu Abu, a victim of the robbery, said he lost about N2 million to the robbers who also manhandled members of his family.
Abu, a trader, said he was unable to bank the money on Wednesday because of the large number of customers in the bank.
Police Public Relations Officer of the Area command, Suleja, ASP Peter Sunday, confirmed the incident but said “I am yet to receive details of the attack.”

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