On Monday, October 11, a group of more than 50 gunmen stormed the Nasarawa State Local Government Civil Service Commission, stealing an AK 47 rifle from a member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps stationed there to guard it.
The gunmen overwhelmed the security guards on duty at the commission’s office on Makurdi Road in Lafia, according to the Daily Trust, and also took away two televisions and a safe box full of the commission’s critical documents.
The gunmen tied up two NSCDC personnel and one other security officer who were on duty on the day of the incident before carrying out their operation, which lasted roughly three hours.
“Some gunmen invaded our premises in the early hours of Monday at 2am to be precise.
“They came through the main gate linking the local government commission and civil service commission and during the operation, they were able to tie down two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps who were guarding the premises and collected their Ak-47 guns.
“They attempted to take away our 150 KVA generator, but they could not succeed but they took away the safe where valuable documents of the commission were kept.
“We are presently doing the stocktaking to know other items that were carted away.”
The development was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the NSDC, Mr Jerry Victor. According to him, the two officers connected to the case are being held at the headquarters of the command in Lafia.
“Two of our officers who were securing the offices were tied down with ropes and they collected their Ak-47 gun.
“The officers have been detained in our command headquarters here in Lafia and investigation is currently ongoing.”