Armed robbers kill two okada operatives in early morning attack


Two‎ commercial motorcycle operatives, popularly known as Okada riders, were killed by suspected armed robbers at a filling station in Kaduna early Monday. The two victims were mercilessly killed by their attackers at Usmania filling station located along Nnamdi Azikwe Express Way Kaduna.

The incident happened around 3:45 am when the criminals stormed the filling station where the victims were passing the night. The armed robbers robbed the victims of their phones and money before killing them.

One of the victims, who survived the attacks Rayyanu Yahaya Dawakin Tofa, said he was disposed of his phones and money by the robbers. “We were all sleeping when they came into the filling station with dangerous arms such as knives and guns. “They asked me to hand over my phones and the money in my pocket which I did without saying a word. One of them hit me on the face and ordered me to lay down on the floor.

“They also did same to the victims who are commercial operators staying with us. One of them was shot for attempting to run while the other one was stabbed to death for screaming,” he said. Daily Trust gathered that the robbers also took away a motorcycle belonging to one of the victims killed.

The owner of the filling station, Alhaji Abubakar Usman sharif said the incident had been reported to the security. “I got the information after morning prayer and rushed down to the station where I saw and confirmed they were both death,” he said. When contacted, the police Spokesman DSP Yakubu Sabo, who was in a meeting, said he will called back.



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