Gunmen attacks, rob Niger State Chief Accountant of rob N9.5m

The Chief Accountant, Office of the Head of Service, Niger State was the victim of attack from about four gunmen who stole over N9.5m in the process.

Aftermath of the incident, economic activities in Minna was put on hold for two hours as commuters and motorists fled for terror.

The Chief Accountant, Idris Abdullahi, was said to be returning from one of the commercial banks in Minna at about 10.30 am where he had withdrawn the money.

It was learnt that the money was for the overhead cost in the office of Head of Service.

An eyewitness told Journalists that the gunmen blocked the Chief Accountant’s car as he approached the gate of the Secretariat, shot into the air on end and snatched the money from his car before zooming off.

The eyewitness also said the gunmen drove towards the Customs office along the Western bye-pass where the vehicle appeared to have developed a fault, forcing them to abandon it.

They reportedly hijacked another vehicle and drove off to an unknown destination.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Abubakar, when contacted, confirmed the incident, saying the operatives are on the trail of the armed robbers.

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