By Emma ARUBI
WARRI – AS dare-devil robbers continue their onslaught on residents of the oil city of Warri, Delta state, two workers of the Vanguard Media Limited office, escaped death by the whiskers as a stray bullet in a gun duel with policemen pierced through one of the offices and landed at the office of the regional editor.
The robbers, who wore Mobile Police uniforms, engaged the Police from the JJC Ginuwa axis of the road directly facing Vanguard office, thus forcing the workers to lie flat on their stomach to avoid being hit by stray bullet.
The incident which held traffic to a standstill for more than 30minutes along the ever busy Warri /Sapele road brought out the Mobile Policemen close to Vanguard office on guard duty at a new generation bank into the major road, to scare off the robbers from gaining entrance from their JJC road position.
Vanguard gathered that, when it became obvious to the thieves that they could neither go back or forth in their escape bid due to security cordon, they melted into the Agbarha community area causing residents to scamper for their dear lives.
The security agents later drove into the Ukpokiti outlet of the area in their bid to fish out the runaway robbers without success.
Meanwhile, the Vanguard workers, namely Mirabel and Nelly said they would organize a Thanksgiving service to God to celebrate their being alive to tell the story of the ugly incident.
Incidences of bare-faced daylight robbery has become the in-thing in Warri recently in view of the coming Yuletide festivities, even as the mother of the Delta State Commissioner for oil and gas, Madam Gbubemi who was kidnapped Sunday morning was released Wednesday morning without ransom following the capture of some persons related to the suspected kidnappers.