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Gunmen attack Accountant, snatch N9.5m

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There was pandemonium on Monday in Minna, the Niger State capital as gunmen numbering four attacked the Chief Accountant of the state’s Head of Service, snatching N9.5 million from him.

According to reports, the Chief Accountant, Idris Abdulahi, was returning from a commercial Bank in the town where he had gone to withdraw the money meant for the overhead of the HoS office when he was attacked by the gate of the State secretariat.

The incident paralysed economic activities in the State capital for over two hours as commuters and motorists took to their heels.

According to an eyewitness, the gunmen blocked the chief accountant’s car when he got to the gate of the State secretariat complex and started shooting repeatedly before snatching the money from him and zoomed off.

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He further stated that the gunmen drove towards the customs office along the Western bypass, where their vehicle developed a mechanical fault, forcing them to abandon it and hijack another vehicle before zooming off.

Confirming the development, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Abubakar, said the police personnel in the state were on the trail of the robbers.

“We have dispatched the information to all our units in the command for our personnel to be on the alert .We are on top of the situation,” Abubakar said.

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