Friday, July 13, 2018

Probe Kabba-Obajana Road Banditry, Motorists Urge IGP


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The armed attacks by bandits operating in police uniforms along Kabba –Obajana in Kogi state is a source of concern to motorists who are asking the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to step up action.
The motorists are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the IGP to probe the occurrences with a view to ascertaining whether operatives of the Nigeria Police are actually involved in the incidences.
The call is coming on the heels of an attack carried out in the early hours of last Sunday by the bandits on a vehicle conveying some personnel of a Kano based clearing and forwarding company, AbyemDiva International Limited, who were traveling on the road.
Confirming the incidence, the Personal Assistant to Chief Executive Officer of the company, Timothy Kayode, who was a victim of the attack, told journalists that the incidence occurred around 7.30am when he and the driver of the vehicle were traveling on the road after representing his boss at a function in a nearby town of Ife-Olukotun.
“The incidence happened around 7.30am last Sunday, when the driver and I were traveling on the road as we were heading towards a village known as Oke –Ibukun, we first heard a loud bullet shots, and suddenly some men in police uniform emerged and started shooting at our car.
“As the shooting continued, the driver quickly maneuvered the car, and put it in a reverse and started moving back on a high speed, but some of the bullets penetrated the car and hit the driver on one of his legs.
“The bullets aimed at the driver’s head narrowly missed him, hitting side of the driver’s seat but we were lucky, the driver was able to maneuver the car to safety,” Kayode disclosed.
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