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How armed robbers raid News Agency of Nigeria office, cart away valuables and injured security man

The Anambra office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) located near Government House in Awka was in the early hours of Friday raided by suspected armed robbers leaving the security man critically injured.

Valuable properties belonging to the organisation were also carted away. Some of the valuables carted away Thisday gathered included computer sets and others.

The bandits who allegedly scaled the perimeter fence gained entry into the building by cutting two burglary proofs open and damaged parts of the building wall in the process.

Narrating the incident, the security officer on duty, Mr Kenneth Edeh said the robbers stormed the NAN office at about 2.30 am with guns and machetes.

Edeh said he could see only three of the gang while other laid ambush around.

“When they came in through the fence,  they demanded the keys to the office and I told them, they are not with me,  and they wanted to shot at me but another just said they should machete me.

“So the started macheting me until I could no longer resist before they started breaking the protector and wall to gain entry and removed valuables,” he said.

The State Correspondent of NAN in Anambra, Mr Emmanuel Ndukuba who was startled  with the development described the incident as unfortunate.

Ndukuba decried the level of damage and property destroyed by the criminals.

The incident was reported at the B Division Police station Awka.

The Divisional Police Officer, CSP Jonathan Modi promised to investigate the matter and ensure that the culprits were apprehended.

Modi also ordered that the wounded security man be taken to a medical facility for urgent attention.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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