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Over 50 gunmen invade govt offices in Nasarawa, cart away weapon, other valuables

Gunmen, numbering about fifty, invaded the Nasarawa State Local Government Civil Service Commission and took away one AK 47 riffle from personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps who were deployed to safeguard the commission.

The armed men overpowered the security personnel on duty post at the commission’s office located along Makurdi road, Lafia.

According to Daily Post the incident occurred on Monday morning.

The paper said an official of the commission, who confirmed the incident, stated however that no life was lost, adding that only valuables were carted away.

Confirming the incident, the Permanent Secretary of the local government commission, Mrs Rammatu Julde, said the gunmen invaded the premises on Monday at about 2:am.

“Some gunmen invaded our premises in the early hours of Monday at 2am to be precise.

“They came through the main gate linking the local government commission and civil service commission and during the operation, they were able to tie down two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps who were guarding the premises and collected their Ak-47 guns.”

“They attempted to take away our 150 KVA generator, but they could not succeed but they took away the safe where valuable documents of the commission were kept, she said.

“We are presently doing the stocktaking to know other items that were carted away,” she added.

The Public Relations Officer of the NSDC, Mr Jerry Victor, also confirmed the incident.

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