Tragedy struck on Tuesday evening as suspected armed robbers killed four people, including a staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The incident reportedly happened at the popular Abdullahi Supermarket in One Man Village, near Mararaba in Nasarawa State.
NIGERIACRIME gathered that the gunmen shot the CBN staff identified through his identity card as Daniel Adefemi Okunade in the head, while three other customers were gruesomely murdered along with him.
An eyewitness account said that the robbery operation lasted less than two minutes during which the CBN staff, who is said to be the choir master of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) also in One Man Village, was gunned down.
He was said to have had a stop over at the Supermarket to buy bread for his family when the robbers found their way into the ever busy store and took lives out of the four customers.
His Toyota Venza Car parked outside the Supermarket was not touched by the men of the underworld.
The late Okunade was said to be returning from work when he met his untimely death in the hands of the suspected robbers.
At the time of this report, the atmosphere in the area was tense as people kept trooping into the Supermarket to identify the robbery victims.
Meanwhile, police operatives from New Nyayan Divisional Police Station have moved the corpse of the robbery victims to the Mararaba Medical Center mortuary in Mararaba.
No information has yet been made public by the police on the incident.
However, hundreds of sympathizers, including church members, have been trooping to the house of the late CBN staff to sympathize with his family.
In another development, operatives of the Adamawa State Police Command have arrested a man with 13 ATM cards allegedly stolen from people.
The Command, in a press statement released to newsmen in the state, said the suspect, Abubakar Tasi’u Tanimu, was picked up last Friday, December 29, 2023, by police operatives attached to the Department of State Intelligence while on surveillance patrol around Jambutu Motor Park, Jimeta, Yola.
The statement, signed by police spokesman SP Suleiman Nguroje, said that the ATM cards, issued to authentic owners from different banks, were stolen from a market in Mayo-Belwa, a local government area in the southern part of Adamawa State.
The police stated that 31-year-old Abubakar Tasi’u Tanimu is a resident of the Tsohon Kasuwa neighbourhood.
“Investigation reveals that the suspect stole the items from Tsohon Kasuwa Mayo Belwa Local Government Area,” the police stated, assuring that the suspect will be charged in court upon completion of the investigation.