Bandits raid an Enugu store, stealing items worth over N1 million.
Written by Ossy on July 7, 2021
Gun-wielding criminals raided Uzorbest Super-market Limited, a famous supermarket in Enugu’s Onu Asata Junction, taking away items worth over N1 million.
The thieves took 18 bags of 50kg foreign and local rice, 10 bags of 10kg rice, 30 boxes of noodles, and five bags of 20kg semolina, according to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN).
Four massive cooking gas cylinders were also stolen from a nearby business and delivered to the Supermarket by the armed criminals.
According to a NAN journalist who visited the Uzorbest Supermarket Limited on Tuesday, the robbers came in three commando-style Hilux jeeps at the Supermarket about 6 p.m. on Monday.
Mr. Sunday Ngwoke, who was present at the supermarket, told NAN that the thieves, who numbered around 15, were wearing black face masks and one of them was yelling “fill these bags fast.”
“At first, I mistook them for government officials who had come to inspect the items for compliance.
I fought to keep one of them from stealing the first bag of rice, but I restrained myself when I noticed the large pistol one of them was holding.
“They parked all of the stuff I indicated before and put them into the three Hilux jeeps as one of them directed.
They started firing sporadically into the air before they departed, scaring everyone away.
“We thank God no one was injured during the event, and they did not steal a kobo from the grocery, only the goods and our neighbor’s four massive cooking gas cylinders,” he added.
When NAN called the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, he said the Command was yet to get a briefing on the event from the Ogui Division’s Divisional Police Officer.
“The Command will make contact with the local DPO to obtain complete facts about the event.
“I am guaranteeing you and the general public that, after being briefed, the Command will release a formal comment on the incident,” he added.