By Evelyn Usman
LAGOS—Robbers, who posed as stranded visitors, Monday, snatched a Toyota Hilux pick-up van belonging to Iba Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Ojo Lagos.
The four-man armed gang as gathered, stormed a building located in Shogunle area of Lagos at 7a.m. and reportedly accosted occupant of the vehicle, a woman later identified as Dr. Nkiruka Ubani.
While two of them reportedly pointed locally-made cut-to-size guns at her, ordering her to get down from the vehicle, others were said to have kept watch for any intruder.
The visibly shaken Dr. Ubani was said to have pleaded with the robbers to take all she had but the vehicle, which she said was an official car.
However, her plea fell on deaf ears as one of the bandits was said to have dragged her out; threatening to shoot her if she raised any alarm.
The bandits were said to have thereafter, jumped into the van, with number plate BR 167 BBG with the inscription Lagos State health Development Project II and zoomed off.
The incident as gathered had been reported at the Shogunle Police division; where sources said efforts were still on to locate the stolen vehicle.