Saturday, June 25, 2011

| Robbers attack Gwarzo, Shekarau’s ex-deputy

The Action Congress of Nigeria, CAN, gubernatorial candidate in the April general elections and the immediate past deputy governor of Kano State,  Mr Tijjani Gwarzo, had a taste of life outside his former heavily secured Government House, weekend, when a gang of armed robbers attacked his residence in his country home, Gwarzo, 90km south of Kano.

The robbers, numbering eight, stormed the former deputy governor's residence located at Sabuwar Ungwa in the early hours of Saturday.

Eyewitness account told Sunday Vanguard that the night marauders ransacked the entire house and carted away N450,000, six mobile phones and assorted jewellery.

The account further explained that the robbers armed with AK47 riffle with machetes and clubs easily overpowered two "unarmed policemen" attached to the former number two Kano citizen in an operation that lasted half an hour.

The eyewitness account added that a member of the State Security Service, SSS, attached to the residence engaged the hoodlums in a shoot out that compelled them to make the operation snappy.

The Kano State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Magaji Majia, who confirmed the incidence, explained that at 3 a.m., on Saturday "some persons, suspected to be political thugs or armed robbers, stormed the residence of the former deputy governor in wee hours of Saturday."

Majia said the command was yet to effect arrest but stressed that it had spread its dragnet to apprehend the fleeing criminals

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