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Gunmen Attack Ministry Of Finance And Budget, Steal N100m



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Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have attacked the Nasarawa State Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning in Lafia.

It was gathered that the gunmen also catered away the sum of N100 million.

The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon when the gunmen invaded the ministry, shooting sporadically.

According to DailyPost, the armed robbers trailed some members of staff who had gone to the bank to withdraw money for the ministry.

On getting back to the ministry premises, the gunmen snatched the N100 million at gun point.

The finance ministry is reportedly adjacent to the State’s Accountant General’s Office where some security operatives were stationed.

When contacted on the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Ramhan Nansel said the case is yet to be reported to the command.

He stated that he cannot confirm the incident “I can’t confirm that, as it was not reported to the Police”.

In other news, a 49-year-old man identified by the Police as the native doctor who prepares charms for members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Imo State has been arrested.

The native doctor, whose name was given as Benneth Okoli was paraded on Thursday by the Imo Police Command at the Command Headquarters, Owerri.

While parading the suspect, the State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro said Okoli was arrested in his shrine at Akuma in Oru East LGA of Imo State by the tactical team o the state police command.

Yaro said after a diligent forensic and technical intelligence gathering, the team led by ACP Benjamin Osuji of the Command’s Department of Operations was able to trace the location of the native doctor’s shrine where the IPOB members were fortified for each attack.

He revealed they fortified themselves against bullets and knives in the shrine before launching attacks on police stations.

Source: Naija News

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