Police gun down suspected robber in Abuja
NGO donates food, toiletries to Nyanya blast survivors
Policemen attached to Wuse division, on Easter day, shot a suspected armed robber during a gun battle near the Central Mosque, Abjuja.
Wuse Police Divisional Officer, Chief Superintendent Joshua Bakyi, who confirmed this to our reporter, said the suspected criminal robbed a lady that was jogging along the road.
According to Bakyi, the lady had $500 with her when she was robbed, and as soon as she informed the Wuse police patrol team, the suspected robber was chased and shot down after a gun battle with the police.
“We recovered everything he The Neighbour to Neighbour Initiative (N2N) has made donation of food items and toiletries to recuperating victims of the Nyanya bomb blast in both the Nyanya General Hospital and Asokoro Hospital, in Abuja.
Presenting items on behalf the
of stole from the victim and handed them over to her,” he said.
Meanwhile, armed men, reportedly around the bridge after Central Mosques, again on Easter day, robbed vehicles plying the road.
A witness, Malam Muktar Keyode, a club owner, told City News that around 6:15am Easter morning, when he was returning from his office, he saw two armed robbers with sophisticated weapons shooting in the air and robbing motorists on that road.
He said as soon as he saw those stopping vehicles and robbing their owners, the taxi driver who was driving him turned and zoomed off.
“As soon as he turned and sped the organization, its Director, Women and Mobilization, Hajiya Aisha Lemu, said the little support was to empathize with victims of the blast even though it may not be enough.
The donations, comprising mostly bags of rice, cartons of indomie, milk, bottled water and toiletries, were provided based on an off, the robbers started shooting at us and it was by the grace of God that we escaped,” he said.
A victim, who did not want his name on print told our reporter that she was robbed on that bridge around 6:47am.
She said she was stopped by four armed men who looked like police officers and robbed her of her phones, jewelries and N80,000 cash.
The woman lamented that Easter was a black day for her as her day was ruined by the robbery incident.
Reacting, FCT Police Spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent Hyelhira Altine Daniel, said that she was shocked by the incident because there was initial needs assessment of the survivors.
Receiving the donations on behalf of the survivors, Medical Director of the Nyanya General Hospital, Dr. Frank Idegwu, said the hospital received the highest number of causalities, a situation that resulted in severe pressure from sympathizers and supposed to be a police patrol van along the Central Mosque road.
She said the FCT police would investigate the report and bring the perpetrators to book.
The Wuse Police Divisional Officer, Chief Superintendent Joshua Bakyi, speaking on the robbery attacks along Central Mosque on Easter day, said his men saw motorists running away from that area and when they inquired what was wrong, they were told that there were armed robbers on the mosque road.
“My patrol team combed everywhere but didn’t see any armed robbers, they even went as far as entering the bush but could not see any robber,” he said. relations.
He added that the hospital was able to contain the situation due to the professionalism and commitment shown by the hospital staff and management.
Dr. Idegwu, expressed appreciation to N2N, calling on other wellmeaning organizations to emulate its gesture.
Deputy Executive Director N2N, Barrisster Charles Nwajagu, said the gesture was premised on the need to care for one another.
“What happened would have happened to any of us as Nigerians. It is important for us to come together as one Nigeria because the hurt of one Nigeria is the hurt of all and that was the fundamental reason why
of we are here,” he said.
He noted that the donation was meant to show to the victims that they are not alone in this trying time and that the organization shares their grief.
The team later headed to the Asokoro General Hospital where it made similar donation to family of the blast survivors.
A woman scooping water under a rock in a community at Kuje Area Council recently.