Rob­bers in po­lice vest at­tack petrol sta­tion at Tunga – Maje

Daily Trust - - ASO CHRON­I­CLE - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Agang of sus­pected armed rob­bers who al­legedly wore po­lice vests, last Fri­day evening, at­tacked a petrol sta­tion at Tunga Maje vil­lage, along Giri-Zuba ex­press­way.

A res­i­dent of the com­mu­nity, who pre­ferred anonymity, yes­ter­day, said that the in­ci­dent hap­pened at about 5:43p.m.

He said that about 11 rob­bers don­ning po­lice bul­let proof jack­ets drove into the fill­ing sta­tion in an un­marked Toy­ota Hilux van.

He said that some of the rob­bers po­si­tioned them­selves out­side the sta­tion while three others un­suc­ces­fully at­tempted to gain en­trance into the man­ager’s of­fice.

The rob­bers, who pre­tended to be men of the Spe­cial Anti-Rob­bery Squad (SARS) on pa­trol, wielded so­phis­ti­cated weapons and col­lected money from pump at­ten­dants, he said.

Our re­porter gath­ered that the rob­bers op­er­ated for nearly an hour.

Ef­forts to new Zuba Po­lice Of­fi­cer, Nwo­ken­eme, reach the Divi­sional CSP Eze were not suc­cess­ful.

When con­tacted, the FCT Po­lice Com­mand Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, DSP An­ju­giri Manza, said he was not aware of the in­ci­dent and promised to find out from the Zuba DPO and get back to our re­porter later in the day, but he never did.

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