A middle-aged man named Abu was shot by suspected armed robbers in Kogi State on Friday afternoon. The incident occurred in the Lokongoma area of Lokoja, the state capital.

Eyewitnesses reported that the armed robbers attacked Abu shortly after he left a new generation bank. The robbers had trailed him from the bank, ultimately ambushing and robbing him of an unspecified amount of money before shooting him.

One eyewitness, who preferred to remain anonymous, described the scene: “The armed robbers blocked his car, dragged him out, and shot him. They took away a bag full of money that he had just withdrawn from the bank.”


SP William Ovye Aya, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident to DAILY POST. He stated that the victim, who was shot in the thigh, is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

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“At about 1:30 pm today, we received a report of a robbery incident in Lokongoma, Lokoja. The Divisional Police Officer in that area responded and found the man in a pool of blood. He was shot in the thigh and immediately taken to the hospital,” Aya said.

He added, “The victim was on his way home from the bank on his motorcycle when the armed robbers, driving a Toyota Camry with tinted windows, followed and attacked him. They took an unspecified amount of money, but N131,000 was recovered at the scene. The Commissioner of Police has ordered a swift investigation into the matter.”