BY DEMOLA AKINYEMI,ILORIN
Well over thirty dare devil armed robbers suspected to be secret cult members Wednesday midnight held residents of Okeodo along University of Ilorin road Tanke Ilorin in Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara state, hostage killing a guard and injuring several others.
The late night guard according to impeccable sources, known as Alhaji Abubakar Amao posed a very serious challenge to the armed robbers because of his obvious metaphysical powers as several gunshots fired at him didn’t have any effect.
The obviously enraged gang quickly moved towards the night guard said to be in his 60s, held him by the throat and also violently hit his head on a big stone severally until he was certified dead and they continued their operation.
The gang afterwards dispossessed residents in the area of their valuable possessions running into several millions of naira unhindered in an operation that lasted for over three hours.
Beside killing the guard man, several others were critically injured and are currently receiving treatment at various hospitals.
Similarly, the second guard man in the area was also said to have been beaten to a pulp while those who did not have money or expensive valuables were seriously injured.
The robbers, it was further gathered attacked a hostel where students of University of Ilorin who have just resumed for a new session reside, carting away laptops, blackberry phones, cash and other expensive valuables.
Another resident who was not having any cash with him was also thrown into soak-away though he was reportedly rescued.
There was however intense crying and wailing last Thursday when policemen brought the remains of Alhaji Abubakar Amao to his family at Tanke Iledu.
The late guard, has since been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
One of the residents who witnessed the burial recounted to weekend vanguard saying, “Blood was still gushing out from his head as his body was lowered into the grave”. “These guys (armed robbers) seriously injured this man to death. They murdered him mercilessly and even some of the policemen who brought him home could not control their emotion because of the gruesome and excruciating manner they killed the mai guard
Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Fabode claimed that he was yet to be briefed on the incidence.