Bago condemns robbery attack on Minna emir’s palace 

 

Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago of Niger state has condemned the broad day robbery attack at the Emir of Minna Farouk Bahago’s palace during which undisclosed amount of money was carted away. 

The incident reportedly occurred Tuesday evening resulting in shooting of two palace guards who were critically injured.

Blueprint learnt that the robbers trailed the cashier of the Emir of Minna, Ibrahim Sani, from the bank after withdrawal of cash meant for the Minna Emirate and that they engaged the gang who overpowered the vigilantes in gun duel before making away with the money. 

A witness who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “the Emir was in the palace while the gunmen shot sporadically to scare people away before they made away with undisclosed amount of cash belonging to the Minna Emirate.”

According to him, “The injured palace guards were taken to Minna General Hospital for medical attention.”

In a statement issued in reaction to the attack on Tuesday, the governor charged security agencies to fish out the criminals immediately.

The statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor,  Ibrahim Bologi, described the incident as unfortunate and the height of disregard to traditional institution.

The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim, described the incident as unfortunate and the height of disregard to traditional institution.

He said his administration will not fold its hands and allow criminals inflict pains and sorrow on innocent residents of the state.

The governor sympathised with HRH Dr. Umar Farouk Bahago over the robbery attack and prayed God to grant the two palace aides quick recovery.