Bandits attack supermarket in Enugu, cart away goods worth over N1 million




Armed bandits

Gun wielding have robbed a popular supermarket, Uzorbest Super- Limited, at Onu Asata Junction of Enugu metropolis carting away goods worth over N1 million.

The News Agency of (NAN) gathered that the robbers carted away 18 bags of 50kg foreign and local rice, 10 bags of 10kg rice; 30 cartons of noodles and five bags of 20kg semolina.

The armed also took away four giant cooking gas cylinder from a neighouring shop to the Supermarket.

A correspondent of NAN, who visited the Uzorbest Super- Limited on Tuesday, gathered that the arrived the Supermarket in three Hilux jeeps in commando style at about 6 p.m. on Monday.

The super- attendance, Mr Sunday Ngwoke, told NAN that the bandits numbering about 15 were wearing black face masks and one of them kept shouting “load these bags quickly’’.

“At first I thought they were government official that came to check for standard of the products.

“I struggled to restrict one of them not taking the first bag of rice but when I saw the big gun one of them was holding I restricted myself.

“They parked the whole items I mentioned to you earlier and loaded it into the three Hilux jeeps as been commanded by one of them.

“Before they left, they started shooting sporadically into the air and scared everybody away.

“We thank God no one was hurt throughout the incident and they did not take a kobo from the supermarket just the food stuffs and the four giant cooking gas cylinders of our neighbor,’’ he said.

When NAN contacted the state Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said that the Command was yet to get a brief of the incident from the Divisional Officer at Ogui Division.

“The Command will establish contact with the DPO in the area and get full details of the incident.

“I am assuring you and the members of the public that the Command will issue an official statement on the incident after being briefed,’’ he said. (NAN)

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