Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Robbers invade Peace Mass Transit Park

14 December 2012, 07:33

Nsukka - Passengers, staff and residents of Nsukka were gripped with fear when armed robbers on Thursday, invaded Peace Mass Transit Park in Nsukka in Enugu State, carting away an undisclosed amount of money.

A staff of the company, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the seven-man robbery gang, wearing mobile police uniform, stormed the ticketing office at about 3.28 p.m.

 He said that the robbers, who brandished AK 47 rifles, ordered the workers to lie flat on the ground.

"They came with a school bus, belonging to Imilke-Agu Secondary School.

"Three of them entered the ticketing room, searched the lockers where we keep money and removed the money they found there while the others mounted sentry outside.

"The robbers, who wore mobile police uniform, shot in the air several times to scare people," the staff told NAN.

A Nsukka Office Manger of the company, a retired police officer, who refused to disclose his full names, but identified himself simply as Mr Ogaranya, said he sensed danger when he heard harsh voices asking of the manager’s office.

"They ordered me to lie down and asked me to tell them where money is kept. All of them wore mobile police uniform and were armed with AK47 rifles.

"I do not know how much they collected; all I know is that they collected all the money in my locker.

"I thank God we have moved the money we collected in the morning to the bank," Ogaranya said.

NAN reports that traders and artisans who ply their trade at the park, immediately closed shop for the day after the incident.

When contact, the Enugu State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr Ebere Amarizu, who confirmed the incident, said that police had started trailing the robbers.

"I have been informed of the robbery incident in PMT Nsukka Office today, the Police have started trailing the robbers," he said.

- NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Three jailed for defrauding bank

22 December 2014, 20:52

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Ghana, Nigeria in billions of dol...

In Ghana the conversation in the Senate and on the media has been direct— Place a moratorium on Government borrowing for one to two years prior to any election.  Read more...

Submitted by
Julius O P Akubo
Rape, who to blame

With the frequent cases of rapes in the society of today mostly emanating from our higher institutions of learning, one would be forced to enquire into the cause of this quagmire. Read more...

2015: Betwixt Buhari and Jonathan

The days of electioneering shenanigans are here again. And there is so much tinkle and thrill in the air as the major dramatis personae engage in their histrionics to woe and sway voters. Read more...

Submitted by
George Chuks
Who cares to know?

Majority of them “The leaders” they don't really care about anything in as much as their salaries are always entering their bank accounts. Read more...

Submitted by
Alex Emeka Onyia
The Nigerian prison service

As we all know, the prison is a place of reformation. But it is a different story in this generation, looking into the story coming from some of the inmates in the kuje prison custody Abuja. Read more...

Submitted by
George Chuks
Does only one man act as a father...

Our world will continue to worsen in as much as we don't think well of others and consider them as part of our lives. God created man in His image and likeness.  Read more...