CITY NEWS Armed rob­bers at­tack Kubwa com­mu­nity

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Ogechi Jaiyes­imi

Armed rob­bers num­ber­ing about eight last Satur­day at­tacked By­hazin vil­lage in Kubwa and robbed some res­i­dents.

One of the vic­tims told our reporter that the armed ban­dits en­tered his house and re­quested that he gave them money and that when he told them he had no money, they bru­talised him and tied him up.

He said his neigh­bour con­tacted the po­lice but that they ar­rived when the rob­bers had left the scene, adding that the armed rob­bers came with high cal­i­bre weapons.

A po­lice source told City News that in­ci­dences of rob­bery at­tacks and cultism in By­hazin have in­creased and that the FCT po­lice were not do­ing enough to pre­vent crime in the area.

The source said be­fore the re­cent rob­bery at­tack, cultists stormed By­hazin Across and raped a plan­tain seller (names with­held), who was com­ing back from the mar­ket that evening.

“She trav­elled to Zuba and was com­ing back that evening when she was at­tacked by the cultists, she was raped and dumped on the road un­til some­one dis­cov­ered her and raised alarm. There was blood all over her body and as I speak with you now, she is still in the hospi­tal,” the source said.

When con­tacted, the Kubwa Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer, Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Nu­rudeen Sabo, con­firmed the at­tacks and stated that the cultists ter­ror­iz­ing By­hazin Across have been ar­rested and would be charged to court soon.

He said they were ar­rested while car­ry­ing out an initiation cer­e­mony around 10-11pm.

“Im­me­di­ately we got the dis­tress call, we stormed the area and were able to ar­rest four cultists with ma­chetes while oth­ers es­caped. We will charge them to court soon.

“This is the rea­son why I nor­mally have in­ter­ac­tive meet­ings with res­i­dents to dis­cuss crime pre­ven­tive strate­gies es­pe­cially in the area of pass­ing use­ful in­for­ma­tion to us so as to pre­vent crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties from hap­pen­ing, he said.”

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