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May 18, 2024

Gunmen invade ex-minister’s residence in Nasarawa, injure 4 guards

Yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Saturday night invaded the resident Mr Labaran Maku, former Minister of Information at Akpata community in Akun, Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State and injured four security personnel.

One of the injured security personnel, who does not want his name mentioned, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that the criminals invaded the residence about 7:50 p.m.

“The criminals forced their way into the residence and started shooting sporadically and in the process injured four of us.

“They came in mob and were communicating in Hausa langauge and banging the main gate to the house.

“When I refused to open the gate for them because I did not know who they were, they started shooting and jumped the fence into the compound,” he said.

Commenting on the incident, Maku decried the spate of kidnapping, banditry and other forms of insecurity in all parts of the state.

The former minister particularly said the state was under siege, adding that it was the third time his resident and relatives were attacked by criminals.

“You will remember that about a month ago, these criminal elements invaded my father’s compound at the village and kidnapped three of my family members.

“About two years ago, they killed two of my elder brother’s children at his residence in Gudi community of Akwanga local government area

“What happened today show clearly that our state is under siege,” Maku said.

Meanwhile, Gov. Abdullahi Sule of the state condemned the attack and directed the security agencies to arrest the perpetrators.

The governor’s directive was contained in a statement by Mr. Peter Ahemba, his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Public Affairs, adding that government had adopted modalities toward tackling all forms of insecurity in the state.


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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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