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Armed Robbers Invade Ministry In Nasarawa, Cart Away N100m


Armed gunmen on Thursday, besieged the Nasarawa State Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning in Lafia and catered away the sum of N100 million at gunpoint.

An eyewitness, who sought anonymity, tol our correspondent that the suspected armed robbers trailed officials of the ministry from a commercial bank in Lafia where they went to withdraw cash to pay casual workers of the ministry.

The office is adjacent to the State’s Accountant General’s Office, where personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Nigeria Police Force were stationed.

They were, however, not able to prevent the operation.

The eyewitness said the shot sporadically in the air and the ministry’s officials carrying the money and other staff of the ministry within the premises laid down low paving the way for the gunmen to snatch the N100 million effortlessly.

The eyewitness said, “It was in the ministry’s premises that the well-armed gunmen snatched the N100 million from the finance ministry’s officials while trying to dislodge the cash from the vehicle that was conveying it to the cash room.”

The State’s Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Planning, Mr Haruna Ogbole, who confirmed the robbery incident in a telephone interview, said that investigation was ongoing.

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