The worsening insecurity in Nigeria is getting scary as no fewer than 20 bandits stormed the Pipeline Extension area in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, dispossessing residents of their belongings.
1ST News gathered from sources within the Capital city, the bandits who operated for more than one hour stormed the area around 2 am on Wednesday.
Eyewitnesses, who narrated the incident, said the armed hoodlums came with different dangerous weapons and injured the community,’s local vigilantes, after which they robbed the area house-to-house.
The hoodlums also reportedly attacked and took away priced valuables such as phones, electronics, and other gadgets.
One of the victims said that the robbers threatened to kill his eight-year-old son if he did not give them money.
Another victim disclosed that the police were asking them whether the robbers brought guns; or they were ordinary street robbers when the case was reported at the station.
However, the incursion into the seat of power by the bandits is worrisome.
On Monday, suspected bandits attacked an Abuja-bound train, with over 900 passengers; after denoting improvised explosive devices.
According to information, scores of passengers were, killed; while unconfirmed numbers were, abducted by the bandits.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the security agencies to rescue the victims, as well as, apprehend the bandits.
Buhari also charged the Security Chiefs to secure the Abuja/Kaduna railway track, as well as, the Lagos/Ibadan axis.
Prominent, Nigerians have continued to condemn the Abuja/Kaduna rail attack.
All Progressives Congress,(APC), leader, and presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, canceled his 70th Birthday Colloqium; in respect of the victims of the attack.
Similarly, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, visited the victims in the hospital.