Armed men in military camouflage stormed the venue of a local thrift contribution meeting locally called ‘Bam’ in Tine Nune community Mbatian Council Ward of Ukum Local Government Area, LGA, and abducted two officials of the meeting.
The gunmen, who attacked early Sunday morning also carted away the day’s cash contribution and a vehicle belonging to one of the members.
According to Vanguard, a source in the area said that the armed men who came from neighbouring Katsina-Ala LGA stormed meeting venue at about 10am on motorcycles and shot sporadically to scare away the locals.
“They dispersed the people at the meeting after which they carted way the huge funds they contributed for they day and also took away two officials of the ‘bam’ and a vehicle belong to one of the members.
“It all happened suddenly and when the youths of the community mobilized to capture the armed men they were unsuccessfully because they quickly fled with their motorbikes to neighbouring Katsina-Ala where they came from,” he said.
The Chairman of Ukum LGA, Stevie Ayua who confirmed the incident said the armed men stormed “a place where the people including local farmers and traders converge to do their local thrift contributions or what we locally call ‘Bam’ every Sunday.
“The armed came from a nearby village in the Shitile axis, stormed the meeting venue on motorcycles and dressed in military camouflage which confused our Community Volunteer Guards, CVGs, members because the military in our locality also patrol the communities on motorcycles and there is a subsisting ban on use of motorcycles in Ukum.
“So because the armed men were on motorcycles and dressed in military camouflage our local security who usually work closely with the military and police personnel by alarming them on time in the event of any security threat, did not detect the criminals on time.
“They successfully stormed the meeting venue shooting sporadically to scare the people and successfully carted away the money the thrift members contributed.
“Two officials of the ‘Bam’ have also not been seen as I speak with you. Though unconfirmed report had it that they were taken away by the armed men who also took away the vehicle of a member of the ‘Bam’.
“I just spoke to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, of Ukum few minutes ago and up till now the two persons have not been seen.
And nobody has called to tell us that they abducted the missing officials.
“The development is unfortunate because it is coming when we have done so much to ensure that such ugly incidents which used to be rampant in the past never happened in Ukum again. I think they beat us to it because they were in camouflage and our boys mistook hem for soldiers.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent, SP, Catherine Anene, could not be reached to comment on the incident as at the time of filling this report.Follow Us On Social Media 👇
“I Am Extremely Proud Of You” – MC Oluomo Congratulates Son On Bagging First Degree
Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, the Chairman of Lagos State Parks and Garages Management, has expressed his utmost pride for his son following his graduation from ESGT University, Dream Campus, Benin Republic.
MC Oluomo took to his Instagram page to congratulate his son for bagging his first degree while also reaffirming how proud of him he is.
It was gathered that the son bagged his first degree in International Relations from the university in Benin Republic.
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“Congratulations on your graduation, as you bagged your first degree in International Relations, faculty of social sciences at ESGT UNIVERSITY, DREAM CAMPUS, BENIN REPUBLIC.
“I am extremely proud of you, the fruit of your years of toiling is plain for all to see. Your life is a huge inspiration to everyone around you, including us, your parents. So much has been committed into your education but none of them is as important as seeing you excited to walk up the podium of success.
“May your every wish and desire come true. Today, we are so grateful and proud of all the best things you did. I Love you and I pray to God to give you the ability to do more great things in life.”
Several people have gone on the post to congratulate MC Oluomo and his son for this new feather added to his cap.Follow Us On Social Media 👇
“Banana Island Straight! I Dey Go Buy House” – Lady Declares As She Flaunts Cash Saved In Piggy Bank (Video)
A lady has broken her piggy bank after some months of saving patiently in it.
The lady took to social media to share a clip showing the moment she broke her saving box.
In the viral video, the lady, after saving diligently, broke open the box to see the proceeds of her months of assiduous savings and repeated denial of the impulse to break it at some point.
When she opened the box, it was filled with many 1000 naira notes which were counted out to be about 700,000 naira.
The lady then jokingly declared that she would be heading straight for Banana Island to get herself a house there.
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