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at Tor-Donga community in Kastina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue
State, shot dead two people before carting away undisclosed amount of
Spokesperson for the State Police Command, Moses Joel Yamu, confirmed
the incident occurred at Mangris Filling station on Monday, September
18 at about 7pm.
Yamu said the owner of the petrol filling station reported that the
robbers stormed his business premises located at the Tor-Donga rural
community, shot dead two people, carted away monies and other
He said the robbery gang had ordered everyone to lay on the barefloor
while their illicit operation lasted.
But, one of the victim had raised his head during the process which
propelled the angry robbers to pull their trigger on him.
The police spokesman added that the victim died on his way to the
hospital, alongside another civilian also shot dead by the robbers at
the scene of the incident.
A soldier, who is part of a military special squad that responded to a
distress call from the victims was also wounded.
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