Rob­bers at­tack pas­tor in Abaji

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Sus­pected armed rob­bers, yes­ter­day, at­tacked a pas­tor with a pis­tol at his house in Na­harati vil­lage, Abaji Area Coun­cil.

Our re­porter learnt that the sus­pected rob­bers in­vaded the pas­tor’s house in the area at about 2:12a.m.

A res­i­dent of the com­mu­nity, who pre­ferred anonymity, said, yes­ter­day, that the in­ci­dent hap­pened when the pas­tor came out to ease him­self. He said that the rob­bers, three in num­ber, en­tered the house and forced him into his bed­room, while his fam­ily mem­bers were or­dered to lie down with their faces to the ground. One of the rob­bers pointed a pis­tol at the pas­tor and asked him to give them money.

“Vig­i­lantes heard the fam­ily mem­bers scream­ing and they rushed to the house but two of the rob­bers es­caped and one was nabbed with the pis­tol he was car­ry­ing,” he said.

He said that though the rob­bers suc­ceeded in tak­ing away an undis­closed sum of money from the pas­tor, the ar­rested rob­ber was handed over to the po­lice in the area.

When con­tacted, the Abaji Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer (DPO) CSP David Kolo, said that one of the rob­bers was ar­rested with an empty shell of pis­tol, while two oth­ers were on the run.

“We have been able to ar­rest one among them with an empty shell of pis­tol and he will soon be trans­ferred to the FCT po­lice com­mand, while our men are still on the trail of two oth­ers who are on the run,” he said.

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