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Gunmen Raid Ughelli Phone Shop.

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UGHELLI— GUN-MEN, laid siege to the busy Post Office Roundabout, Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, and robbed a telephone shop in the area.

The operation, which lasted for close to 25 minutes, according to a source, caused stampede as residents scampered for safety.

The source said: “Two of the five-man gang went into the shop, two were outside brandishing AK-47 rifles, while one of them was inside the car.

“The two outside shot into the air without break in the operation that lasted for about 25 minutes.

“What shocked us was that the Police were not there to confront the robbers while the operation lasted. From the spot where they operated to the Police Station is less than a mile. It is about one minute drive, yet there was no police intervention.

“The police in their usual way came about 15 minutes after the boys had gone. They escaped through market road.”

Efforts to reach the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Ughelli ‘A’ Division proved abortive at press time.

However, a senior police officer attached to the division said the suspected armed robbers escaped by the whiskers.

-Vanguard

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