Notorious Gang Of Robbers Terrorizing Abuja Residents Finally Busted By The Police

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Residents of Abegyi Estate in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory who have been terrorized by armed robbers in recent time, can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

Gallant Police officers of the Bwari Divisional headquarters in the FCT Abuja, have arrested some notorious members of an armed robbery gang who have terrorized the residents of Abegyi Estate in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.

According to a report by Punch Metro, the robbery operation reportedly started at about 1:35am on Friday and lasted for almost two hours.

Speaking to correspondents, a victim of the attack, Joseph Ayegba, disclosed that the robbers, numbering about seven scaled the fence of his residence, adding that while the robbers were scaling the fence to enter his compound, his German shepherd dog in a bid to scare them away started barking.

He said, “It was around 1:35am when I started hearing my dog barking persistently; so I decided to peep through the window of my bedroom to see what was making him bark and what I saw shocked me.

“I saw people jumping into my compound through my fence. I was able to count about seven of them. They came into my compound and started making all manners of threats asking me to bring all my money, my phones and other belongings.

“I told them I had no money and it was at that point that I managed to call some of my neighbours within the estate. I also triggered the alarm of my car and this got them annoyed and they started vandalising the car, destroying whatever they could see.”

Another resident, Sanya Ade, said he received a distress call from Ayegba at about 2:05am adding that he was able to mobilise other neighbours who invited the police who were able to arrest four of the robbers while others escaped.

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