UniJos stu­dent nearly killed for tack­ling armed rob­bers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Lami Sadiq, Jos

A 100-level stu­dent of Uni­ver­sity of Jos, Si­mon Ameh, barely sur­vived mul­ti­ple stab­bings when he tack­led two armed rob­bers who lured him out of his apart­ment by tam­per­ing with his power gen­er­at­ing set around Eto Baba, Jos north lo­cal govern­ment area of Plateau State.

Ameh, a stu­dent of Early Child Ed­u­ca­tion, had last week moved to the area due to its prox­im­ity to the school but armed rob­bers had stormed his apart­ment and made away with six phones, in­clud­ing those of neigh­bours brought to him for charg­ing.

He said his gen­er­a­tor started to jack around 9:58 pm, and that think­ing it was low on fuel, he went out to check but as soon as he bent to take a look, two men, point­ing a gun at him, asked him to re­turn to the room.

“They asked me and two ladies charg­ing their phones in the room to lie down. One pointed a gun at us while the other rob­ber raided my be­long­ings. They took all the phones, my wal­let and clothes but as the one with the gun stepped out, I jumped and grabbed the ‘un­armed’ rob­ber but un­known to me he had a knife and he started to stab me in mul­ti­ple places,” he said.

Our cor­re­spon­dent gath­ered that the knife-bear­ing rob­ber fled but left be­hind a pair of slip­pers, a jacket and the knife.

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