Unidentified gunmen last Friday invaded Romantic Bakery Industry in Lafia, Nasarawa State, killing a policeman, Sgt. Eneojo Paul, and making away with two AK47 rifles as well as N2.5m cash.

The incident happened between 8pm and 9pm on Friday, according to eyewitnesses.

Findings by our correspondent indicated that the hoodlums went away with the rifle belonging to the colleague of the slain policeman, who was not at his duty post at the time of the incident.

An eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, told Northern City News that the robbers came in a black Toyota Camry without a number plate and shot sporadically into the air, frightening customers and residents of the area before entering the bakery and stealing N2.5m.

Our correspondent learnt that Paul, who was shot in the stomach, was rushed to Dalhatu Specialist Hospital, Lafia, but died before he could receive medical attention.

“The slain police officer might not have died if the inspector who was said to have gone out for a personal business was around when the robbers came,” a source said.


CULLED FROM : Punch Newspaper