Armed robbers raid NAN Anambra office, matchet security man

Gunmen, at about 2.30am on Friday raided the Anambra office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) located near Government House, Awka, the state capital.

The robbers were said to have beaten up the security man, Kenneth Udeh, while valuables of the agency were carted away.

The bandits who allegedly scaled the perimeter fence gained entry into the building by cutting two burglarproofs.

Narrating the incident, the NAN security man on duty, Mr Kenneth Edeh said the suspects attacked the office at about 2.30 am with guns and machetes.

Edeh said he only saw three members of the gang, while others laid ambush around.

“When they came in through the fence, they demanded the keys to the office and I told them they were not with me.

“They wanted to shoot me but one of them said they should machete me.

“So, they started macheting me until I could no longer resist before they started breaking the protector and wall to gain entry and remove valuables,” he said.

The  Anambra State Correspondent of NAN , Mr Emmanuel Ndukuba  described the incident as unfortunate.

Ndukuba decried the level of damage and property destroyed by the criminals.

The incident was reported at the B Division Police station Awka.

The Divisional Police Officer, CSP Jonathan Modi promised to investigate the matter and ensure that the culprits would be apprehended.

Modi advised security man be taken to a medical facility for attention.