Thugs attack: Apo car dealers count losses




By Harry Awurumibe, Editor ABUJA BUREAU

Car dealers and business premises owners along Apo Mechanics Village road in Apo District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja are still counting their losses following Monday’s mayhem visited on them by suspected thugs fighting against the #EndSARS protesters.

Prompt News reports that many of the victims of the carnage unleashed by the hoodlums at NEPA junction near Shoprite Apo Mall along Apo Mechanics Village are yet to come to terms with their goods and properties worth several millions of naira destroyed by the vandals.

A motor mechanic and dealer who did not want his name in the print for fear of another attack disclosed that no fewer than 28 vehicles were either set ablaze or vandalised by the rampaging thugs.

According to him, the thugs came with dangerous weapons including guns, machetes, daggers and clubs to attack the victims.

The victim also lamented that both vehicles put on sale and others his customers brought for repairs were either burnt down or vandalised by the hoodlums.

Also, a middle-aged woman who owns a containerized shop at the same place said the thugs arrived the area shooting sporadically.

According to the woman who refused to disclosed her name, both her and other women who hid their wares in the container suffered huge losses as their goods worth millions of naira
were burnt down by the hoodlums.

“The thugs came in large numbers and started shooting, everybody started running, a woman selling bananas ran into my container, so I locked up but was forced to open it a little to see what was happening. I pleaded with the thugs to allow us leave and they commanded us to go.

“I was shocked when a neighbour later called me after I hard ran for my dear life that the thugs burnt down my container and everything inside it including the bananas were destroyed “, she lamented.

Meanwhile, peace of the grave yard returned to the scene of the crime Tuesday as security operatives including uniformed police men were seen patrolling the area apparently to deter the hoodlums from coming back to perpetuate another crime.

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