Gunmen Invade Former Minister’s Residence, Injure Three Guards


Heavily armed men, suspected to be kidnappers, invaded the residence of a former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, on Saturday night and left three security guards brutally injured.

The suspected kidnappers, who shot sporadically into the air, forced their way into Maku’s residence in Ola, Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, around 7:50 p.m.

One of the security guards who was injured told our correspondent that the attackers, who spoke Hausa, banged on the former minister’s gate for several minutes before scaling the fence of the house when they noticed that no one was willing to open the gate for them.

He said, “The situation was really a terrible one. They came in their numbers and started knocking on the gate while speaking Hausa, but when we observed that they had strange faces, we refused to open the gate for them.

“Because of our refusal to open the gate, they started shooting and later jumped the fence into the compound, and we were injured while making efforts to handle the situation.”


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