Closely armed males, suspected to be kidnappers, stormed the residence of former Info Minister Labaran Maku on Saturday night, leaving three guards brutally wounded.
The suspected kidnappers, who shot sporadically within the air, compelled their means into Maku’s residence in Ola, Akwanga Native Authorities Space of Nasarawa State at about 7:50 p.m.
One of many injured safety guards advised our correspondent that the attackers, who spoke Hausa, pounded on the previous minister’s gate for a number of minutes earlier than climbing the fence of the home once they seen that nobody was keen to open the gate for them.
He mentioned: “The scenario was actually horrible. They got here of their numbers and began knocking on the gate whereas talking Hausa, however once we seen that that they had unusual faces, we refused to open the gate for them.
“Because of our refusal to open the gate, they began firing and later jumped the compound fence and we have been injured whereas attempting to resolve the scenario.”
Talking on the incident, former Info Minister Labaran Maku lamented that it was the third time in a month that bandits had attacked his residence.
He mentioned: “You’ll recall that they invaded my father’s compound in Wakama and kidnapped three of my siblings a few month in the past.
“The second time they killed my older brother’s two youngsters proper within the condo constructing.
“What occurred right this moment clearly exhibits that our nation is underneath siege. It took the intervention of the military and the police stationed in Akwang, who instantly rushed to my residence to assist us. Seeing the military, the robbers fled into the bushes.”
Efforts by our correspondent to get the response of the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, proved futile as he didn’t reply to calls made to his cell quantity.