Rob­bers shot 2, dis­pos­sess trav­ellers at Aseni

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Sus­pected armed rob­bers in the early hours of Fri­day opened fire on a bus trav­el­ling from Lokoja to Abuja and in­jured two per­sons near Aseni vil­lage.

Our re­porter learnt that the sus­pected rob­bers forced the bus pas­sen­gers to lie face­down and dis­pos­sessed them of their money and other valu­ables.

A wit­ness said the rob­bers opened fire on the Toy­ota com­muter bus after the driver at­tempted to es­cape when he ran into them.

“The bus driver sud­denly ap­plied brakes and was try­ing to make a U-turn when one of the rob­bers opened fire and two pas­sen­gers were hit by the bul­lets,” he said.

He said that the sus­pected rob­bers fled into the bush after they dis­pos­sessed their vic­tims, while the two in­jured vic­tims were taken to the Fed­eral Med­i­cal Cen­tre, Lokoja, Kogi State, for treat­ment.

When our re­porter vis­ited Chikara Po­lice Di­vi­sion, the DPO was not avail­able for com­ments but a po­lice of­fi­cer said that the di­vi­sion was not aware of the rob­bery at­tack.

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